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Reclamation project

This is a discussion on Reclamation project within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This was a beat-up portion of a Yam Queen catt that I separated into a ...

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    Default Reclamation project

    This was a beat-up portion of a Yam Queen catt that I separated into a couple of individuals.

    I put it in a glass and sprayed it every day for a while, making sure to keep some water in the bottom. I really wasn't expecting much. It stayed green, but didn't do anything for a WHILE...like 4 months. Then lo and behold, I saw this new growth last week, and now it's growing quite strongly. The segment is still not in great shape, and I'm just hoping to see roots pretty soon, but things are looking up for my newest little buddy.

    I just got my first blooms on the original plant as well. I will probably take some pics of those and post them eventually. The window sill where I have these is a pretty good environment, I think.

    Just thought I'd share this success story...it just proves that orchids are tough as nails!
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    Good job! Hope it keeps up the great new growth.

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    Hey that is great! Nice going. Sometimes patience really pays off.

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    It is amazing how long it can take for a chid to decide to start growing again while just hanging in limbo so to speak. Congrats!

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    Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    I got the "hydroculture" idea a while back from reading these boards. At the time I was very surprised that people were getting orchids to root without any medium or anything. It blew my mind at the time.

    I'd say that I owe the whole sequence of recovery to the very knowledgeable and informative members here. I'm very content with my new friends in the window. Thanks!

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    Just to add my agreement...I did exactly this with a catt hybrid a couple of years ago. It has grown well, and looks healthy now...though still a ways away from blooming size.

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