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My new Cattleya

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    Default My new Cattleya

    this is my newest addition, there is a fragrance too, but really healthy looking all have been doing quite fine after I mounted them,

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    Beautiful, I wish I had the possibility to mount my cattleyas

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    very good buy. Love your mounting style. Is it coconut fiber that you have used ?

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    Thanks all, yes it is a piece of guava branch I wrapped some spagnum in coconut fiber to get the roots to grow onto the branch, but I have had to add some fiber over the roots to keep them cooled from the sun, these days are really hotter than usual, when rains come I will add some more, and this was given to me by a friend whom I helped to repot hers, I got about four or five small plants last year so this the first tIme this has bloomed

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    Maggs, did you treat the coconut fiber before using or how is it?. I read somewhere that coconut fibre retains a lot of salts and would have to treat it before using it.

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    How pretty!!

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    Hello all, sorry I had not answered the question asked about the coconut fiber, no I did not soak it because I live inland not near the sea, I think that coconut trees near the salt water would absorb salt, though we are on an island, there are some areas that are quite a distance from the coasts and I have two trees from which I got the dried nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggs View Post
    this is my newest addition, there is a fragrance too, but really healthy looking all have been doing quite fine after I mounted them,
    Hi,
    congratulations! Very nice looking Cattleya.
    It looks to me like C. gaskelliana or its primary hybrid. I agree, it is a very interesting mounting style. I wish you good luck with it!
    I have a few large-flowered Cattleyas mounted, both are C.lueddemanniana. They do like it.

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