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    Received a plant in trade, today I discovered it is a rootless wonder, otherwise it is a gorgeous division of a plant I really desired. I am sure I can put roots on it but I may not be able to allow it to bloom this year.
    It is Lc Moore Magic (L. autumnalis x C. Interglossa)

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    Bummer, Ron...but at least you have the confidence to know you can get roots growing.


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    Fortunately, Catts are hardy orchids. It takes great effort to kill one.

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    definitely not a "happy" surprise but I'm glad you're confident you should be able to revive it.


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    That is too bad you got a trade 'with a challenge'. I am sure you can grow it and bloom it. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Fortunately, Catts are hardy orchids. It takes great effort to kill one.
    LOL, I just have to look at one!
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    That's a shame! I got a laelia reginae with only two roots on last fall.. It°'s doing much better now, and It will just make blooming it that much better!

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    I save rootless catts all the time..but you are right--growth and blooming is usually retarded for about a year...


    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Received a plant in trade, today I discovered it is a rootless wonder, otherwise it is a gorgeous division of a plant I really desired. I am sure I can put roots on it but I may not be able to allow it to bloom this year.
    It is Lc Moore Magic (L. autumnalis x C. Interglossa)

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    Ok, Ron and Clint, for a beginner like myself, I have some problems growing roots and I know no roots no plant. While both of you say there is a challenge in re-rooting, it almost sounds like it's no big deal. So any chance both of you might share your tips/techniques for rooting otherwise rootless or almost rootless catts?

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    I've gotten a few rootless catts from friends that have rotted all the roots or from big box store buys (clearance table)

    What I do is soak them in KLN or SuperThrive solution (about 5 drops or so in my two quart container) and then put them in ziplock bags with half of the bag sealed and the other half open for at least some air circulation. At least ever couple of days, open the bags completely and allow the air to exchange. Once a week or so take the catt out of the bag and soak it in KLN or SuperThrive..you can also "paint" the base of the plant with some kind of rooting-solution hormone. I usually make a paste out of the powdered kind and apply it with a Q-tip.

    After several weeks (or months) when new roots start to arise from the rhizome, you can pot the catt up but be careful to keep the humidity up until the new roots grab the media.

    It can be intimidating the first few times..but once you save one you'll have the confidence to do it again...




    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    Ok, Ron and Clint, for a beginner like myself, I have some problems growing roots and I know no roots no plant. While both of you say there is a challenge in re-rooting, it almost sounds like it's no big deal. So any chance both of you might share your tips/techniques for rooting otherwise rootless or almost rootless catts?

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