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Repotting a large cattleya... the wetfeet101b way.

This is a discussion on Repotting a large cattleya... the wetfeet101b way. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Great post John !! I use scrap shade cloth for slat baskets and at times ...

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    Great post John !! I use scrap shade cloth for slat baskets and at times will use coco fiber. One thing that I do differently, is that when i go to stabilize the plant in it's new basket, I weave a bamboo stake under a slat, over the root ball and under a slat on the opposite side. It holds the plant very steady for me. The stake can be trimmed with clippers and removed easily once rooted in.

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    On the main page on the left hand side is a box with several links, including "how to", etc.

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    It was good to see the root structure of that type of Cat. I have one similar that I thought wasn't growing long enough roots and now I see that it's normal growth pattern for it. Thanks.

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    Great demo John. Thanks for sharing.

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    what is this "article library" that brutal dreamer talked about and how do i find it??
    OrchidTalk Orchid Article Library can be found at that link.

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    This is a great idea, wish I could do something like that for my catts that are in plastic pots (fighting lack of humidity here!).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Great post John !! I use scrap shade cloth for slat baskets and at times will use coco fiber. One thing that I do differently, is that when i go to stabilize the plant in it's new basket, I weave a bamboo stake under a slat, over the root ball and under a slat on the opposite side. It holds the plant very steady for me. The stake can be trimmed with clippers and removed easily once rooted in.

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