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Colmanara questions

This is a discussion on Colmanara questions within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Gary, when say a rather "heavy mix" what do you mean? I'm not familiar with ...

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    Gary, when say a rather "heavy mix" what do you mean? I'm not familiar with sponge rock or coir. Do you mean a mix that retains water more, or less, or what?

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    LMAO Geeze Kev sorry to hear you you got rid of the plant. I have had my Ocelot for 2 to 3 years now and this year was the first time it produced double spikes. I think this year its finaly full grown. I just plucked out a yellowed pbulb. Of course its was the oldest bulb and the same size of the currently growing one. I will post pics of it when I get a chance. The Pbulbs of mine look Huge compared to the pics I saw posted here. I'm glad to know that it has been renamed . I have to make a new tag now. Its flowering great at the moment. The first spike has alot of flowers. I will count again when I post pictures. The second spike is smaller, but I think that will change next year. I have mine planted in an 8in basket and sphag as the medeum. I need to repot it because of its growing habbit. It just decided to turn. It has 2 spikes along with a new growth. It lived out in the GH where it would get up to 90 and seems to be doing fine. I'm wondering if that is what cause the turn and double spike. I hope mine triple spikes. WOO HOO Any who I haven't had it long enough to get specimen size, but if its going to keep loosing backbulbs then I duno if it will. I have noticed though that plants growing in a straight line when devided tend to sprout two new offshoots from the devision. I happened to rot of a new growth of a Cat aliance plant and it sprouted 2 new growth points because of it. That may be the secret Kev. I forgot what the hormone is that keeps lateral buds from developing, but when you trim the plant it gets rid of it and allows lateral buds to start forming.

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    Hi, thanks for the info ( yes I know that this is an old post but hoping your still around to get the thanks) I purchased a colmanara wildcat 'golden red star' earlier this month and was really getting any where on looking it up. Half way into reading your post, I search on line just for 'golden red star' and came up with odcdm.wildcat 'golden red star'. Well this helps me out a lot, so thanks by the way what is this "s/h" stand for

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    Quote Originally Posted by walla2butterfly View Post
    Hi, thanks for the info ( yes I know that this is an old post but hoping your still around to get the thanks) I purchased a colmanara wildcat 'golden red star' earlier this month and was really getting any where on looking it up. Half way into reading your post, I search on line just for 'golden red star' and came up with odcdm.wildcat 'golden red star'. Well this helps me out a lot, so thanks by the way what is this "s/h" stand for
    S/h = semi-hydro - semi hydroponic .

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    Butterfly, You should read up on the posts on this board about S/H. It is really boosting root growth on my catts and phals. I have two vuyls in semi-hydro, too. One likes it, one is sulking, so I guess you never know what plant will do well in pellets until you try!

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    HI well I found a thread from 2004 to current, it had lots of pics and info. I tempted to try it if I can find the pellets local, al the ones that I have looked at on line the shipping is worse then the price of gas ( if that is possible LOL

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    Yes! Shipping will basically double the price of the LECA pellets. I decided it was worth it after I did an expirement with Catts- some in large bark mix, some the samr age/size in LECA. The LECA won, roots down! I posted photos in the S/H thread.

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    thanks I am still reading on this s/h. You must be closer, because the shipping it self was like double the price

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    Ooops! I hadn't thought of that! I ordered from a place in Ohio, that would be MUCH further to you than to me in central Iowa!

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    My Colmonara "Massai Splash" is thrilled with s/h by the way. It has only been in for a couple months and has lots of new root growth and is working on 3 sizeable new growths in different stages. Can't wait for it to bloom!

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