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This is a discussion on Clowesia Rebecca Northen spikes within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; [QUOTE=catasetum-ian;280734] i do envy those who can keep their catasetinae in sphag moss, much lesser ...

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    [QUOTE=catasetum-ian;280734] i do envy those who can keep their catasetinae in sphag moss, much lesser work with watering and they do get good results as well. just maybe the weather here in Malaysia is not suitable for catasetinae in sphag! i just had a friend where he got his cynoches, 4 big bulbs in bloom and less than a month, came down with bulb rot and guess what, it is in 100% sphag!!QUOTE]

    I envy anyone that can grow any orchid in sphag moss. It must be an excellent advantage and brilliant tool for orchid cultivation. No orchid at all, even those with high moisture requirements would survive a month in my grow situ. Assessing and weighing up your care approach and factors incorporated in your grow situ is a priceless mandatory exercise. The cost of wastage must be phenomenal by the time anyone reaches this milestone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    It must be an excellent advantage and brilliant tool for orchid cultivation.
    as much as i hate the moss for my catasetinae, i must admit they have their advantages like what you mentioned. when used to grow very exhausted bulb that send out new growth, moss gives the best results so far. controlled watering or even exposure to rain water and regular fungicide is crucial.

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    Well, at least two spikes are doing well. Looking forward to the blooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    as much as i hate the moss for my catasetinae, i must admit they have their advantages like what you mentioned. when used to grow very exhausted bulb that send out new growth, moss gives the best results so far. controlled watering or even exposure to rain water and regular fungicide is crucial.
    You use a systemic fungicide regularly? (by regularly, o am assuming during the times you are keeping things moist)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    You use a systemic fungicide regularly? (by regularly, o am assuming during the times you are keeping things moist)?
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    for 100% sphag or heavy moss medium, fungicide every fortnightly, clay pots with side holes and wait till the medium dries out before the next watering but rain water always poses me a problem in keeping them dry before watering.
    however sphag would always be the last resort for me, that is IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    for 100% sphag or heavy moss medium, fungicide every fortnightly, clay pots with side holes and wait till the medium dries out before the next watering but rain water always poses me a problem in keeping them dry before watering.
    however sphag would always be the last resort for me, that is IMHO.
    Ah...I go all summer and most of the fall with no rain at all...back home I hardly touched the stuff.
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