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Epicattleya Rene Marquis and Epicattleya El Hatillo Pinta

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    Default Epicattleya Rene Marquis and Epicattleya El Hatillo Pinta

    I have recently purchased a couple baggie babies. They both are epicattleya types; one a Rene Marquis and the second is an El Hatillo 'Pinta'. I usually have an awful time with these, could someone give me directions on how to care for these. The Pinta is a Tampenses cross and I've promised myself if I can get this one to flower I'll get my species. I've tried with these before and can't seem to get it right....i'll include pictures of the plants so you all can see their condition and how they are potted. The Rene Marquis has a violet tinge to it...is that good? It still hasn't perked up...it was pretty limp when it got here. Do they need more water? I have been watering about every 4 days, but I don't see improvement, like I said before, on the limp leaves.
    Thanks ahead of time for your help....I really want to get these to do well.
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    First; Epicattleya El Hatillo 'Pinta'

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    And secondly; Epicattleya Rene Marquis (I already cut off the leaf with the black spot)

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    I have the Rene Marquis it has the purple tinge to it , not hard to grow and bloom I water it the same as the other Catts .let dry before watering , the leaves are different then most Catts . not as stiff , yours looks good . Gin

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    Thank you, I was worried it was limp because I was doing something wrong. Glad to hear it should live after all.

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    I agree with Gin..

    Plants look good...I bet I know where you got them because ours has the same bag babies now but I have room for no more

    They do like a good drying out and catt light or slightly higher. I think they especially enjoy the drying out when the newest leads are about mature--it helps with blooming.

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    Sorry Connie, I can't help. I have the'Pinta' for 2 yrs now and no bloom yet. But they do look healthy. Not to worry.

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    Wish I could help, connie...I had an epi once, and it just satttttttt there for 2 years. I got rid of it

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    I am guessing it likes alot of light and really warm temps. But so far I've been hesitant to give it full sun. I try to baby them a little for a month or so after they are released from those horrible plastic baggies. I'm a little worried though that I'm not watering enough...I have it in a very dry, well draining medium. Should I have put it in plain bark with maybe a little chopped sphag?? I feel like I'm running it to dry. The main p-bulb on the Rene Marques looks shriveled a little lately.

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    I looked at mine today the leaves are the same as yours it is an older plant has bloomed . I have it in bark with course sponge rok and some charcoal because it is larger it is watered once a week this time of the year . MY baggie plants 2 times a week , looking at the color of the leaves would be careful of full sun will cook it . Will be awhile before it is big enough to bloom they get fairly tall .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    I looked at mine today the leaves are the same as yours it is an older plant has bloomed . I have it in bark with course sponge rok and some charcoal because it is larger it is watered once a week this time of the year . MY baggie plants 2 times a week , looking at the color of the leaves would be careful of full sun will cook it . Will be awhile before it is big enough to bloom they get fairly tall .
    It is good that someone had one to compare it with. Thanks Gin!

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