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Newbie's First Cattleya Rebloom

This is a discussion on Newbie's First Cattleya Rebloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I hope it isn't inappropriate for me to post a photo here (I read the ...

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    Talking Newbie's First Cattleya Rebloom

    I hope it isn't inappropriate for me to post a photo here (I read the photography posting rules and wasn't sure).

    But I am really, really excited that my first cattleya, purchased late fall '09 is rebloomed, albeit with only a single blossom - this time. I wasn't sure when I acquired the plant if my west-facing apartment would provide sufficient light to grow cattleyas, especially as in I live in the Pacific Northwest with dreary winter days and in the summer, a large maple tree partially filters light entering the primary window source, a double patio door. But it was worth a try and I am delighted with the result!

    Maybe next bloom cycle I can encourage the plant to produce more than one flower. It is currently in its original post with sphagnum moss as growing medium. Some of my orchids are in moss, a few in bark. I seem to kill more phals through underwatering with bark.

    I'm new (less than 2 years) to the world of orchids and eager to learn. Any and all advice is gratefully accepted. I only wish I had more time to hang out here!
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    Hang in there. These smaller catts seem to like a little sphag. or something to hold some water along with the bark. Learning not to over or under water seems to be the hugest thing to master with orchids. Next is killing bugs...lol. It takes everyone time to get it just right. You seem to have done a great job with this little beauty!

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    Great job on the Catt Chloe. Keep up the good work. I also add a little sphag. to to off the orchids that tend to get a little dry.

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    Well I goofed that up.....meant to say I add a little sphag. to the top of orchids that tend to get a little dry!

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    Hi Chloe, nice going with this cattleya! Congratulations, it is always special to rebloom an orchid for the first time.

    Cheers,
    BD

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