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Cattleya help

This is a discussion on Cattleya help within the Cattleya Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I have 4 cats all are growing well. New growth coming well. Now how do ...

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    Question Cattleya help

    I have 4 cats all are growing well. New growth coming well. Now how do I get them to flower? The are in artificial light 14hrs.a day,the humidity is around 60% the heat is 26cday time and 19c at night. what changes need to be done to help flowering?

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    how far away are the leaves from the lighting? For catts the leaves should nearly be touching the leaves.

    Humidity and temps are fine.

    how big are the plants? Perhaps they aren't large enough?

    Patience is the key to growing orchids. They'll bloom when it is time

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    The age of the orchids would be the first concern. Next, adequate light. Catts need around 2000 - 3300 footcandles to bloom.

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    some are young but the larger 2 are older. they are all quit close to the lights. do I need to lower the night temp. at all?thanks vic.

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    What are the names of the orchids. Different ones need temperature shifts to bloom. Some do not.

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