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Repoting Cattleya seedling

This is a discussion on Repoting Cattleya seedling within the Cattleya Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I have two cattleya seedlings that I re-potted for almost a month now into s/h ...

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    Default Repoting Cattleya seedling

    I have two cattleya seedlings that I re-potted for almost a month now into s/h culture. This morning I checked them and see no development, but some roots are still firm and green because of the constant moisture. Is it normal for Cattleya to adopt longer in s/h? I have Phals re-potted in s/h and see new root growths in just 7 days.

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    Cattleya grow roots at different times. Some types grow new roots at the same time that a new lead or growth starts. The others grow a new lead but the roots don't start until the lead is well developed. Your plants may be in the slower part of the cycle betweem flushes of root growth. Also remember that Catts like to dry a little between waterings. Until they grow new roots you may not want to water the pots as often. Don't let the pot go dry but don't add liquid every day.

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    Thanks John, for the information!

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    Thank you. I feel Relieved this time.

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    Hey Bella, Stop worrying so much. It's taken a least month to see new growth on three catts that I re-poted last month. If you're seeing good roots, then just assume that everything is O.K.! Betty :-)

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