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Dividing cattleya

This is a discussion on Dividing cattleya within the Cattleya Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I just purchased a bloomless cattleya yesterday. There are almost 13 pseudobulbs and one new ...

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    I just purchased a bloomless cattleya yesterday. There are almost 13 pseudobulbs and one new lead is emerging . Since the media is broken down, I am planning to repot it immediately. I would like to ask if it's good to divide the plant in to two or re-pot it without any division?
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    Hi, here are two very good articles to take you through the steps of dividing and repotting this cattleya orchid

    Repotting a large Cattleya Orchid

    How to Repot and Divide a Cattleya Orchid

    Cheers,
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    Thanks BD...very helpful link

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlob89 View Post
    Thanks BD...very helpful link
    Hope they help. Be sure to post any questions you have. And, if you have a camera, why not document your process to share as well.

    Cheers,
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    This looks like it will be very helpful to me, too--I want to wait until after mine has finished blooming. It NEEDS repotting--the pseudobulb with the big buds on it is way out over the lip of the pot, and someone did a real hack job on it before I got it. Can't wait to post pictures...

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    You can repot your catt and devide it into 3 set, just clean them and remove dead roots.

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    Mabuhay!

    Hi JuanCarlo, congrats on your new baby. FME, before i divide or repot a cattleya, i would let it acclimatize for at least 1 week in the garden just to avoid transplant shock.
    JMTCW.

    Goodluck and Godbless

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    With regards to your original question, Juan, there is no right answer. It comes down to what is "best" for what you want.

    If you would like to have a large more specimen-sized plant which will be likely to provide you with a large impressive floral display when blooming season arrives, then do not divide it. Instead, simply pot it up into a larger pot.

    If, on the other hand, you feel that undivided it would take up too much space; or you wish to experiment with two different growing medias/methods (like mounted verse potted, or bark vs. rock, etc.); or you would like to have a division to sell or trade with someone you know; or simply would like to have two pots of this orchid to display in different parts of your yard or home then go ahead and divide it.

    It's all good.

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    I've been wandering thru the Cattleya orchid pages (I've just bought several Cattleya Orchid babies and am reading up as much info as I can get) and would just like to say how very helpful all of the information is towards getting a feel for what their needs are. Just hope the day will come when I can post some pics.....

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