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Ctna. Why Not--any need to grow it in a basket?

This is a discussion on Ctna. Why Not--any need to grow it in a basket? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer It grows so beautifully in a basket. http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...os-x-self.html cheers, BD Wow ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    It grows so beautifully in a basket. http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...os-x-self.html

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    Wow Bruce! That is a spectacular plant. I love those roots. My Vanda don't even have roots like your Ctna. Why Not.
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    ok let me tell you something...anything with Broughtonia usually loves it on the drier side...a lot of times if i want a cattleya to flower fast i mount it on an upside down clay pot stuffed with wet sphagnum on the inside...it established soooo fast you wont believe and it takes off...then wen a mass of aerial roots form i remove all the sphagnum....they flower faster and rooyt faster mounted than in the medium in a pot...i grow my 'why nots' on caimite branches,on the side of wooden slatted baskets, on rafts and in mesh basket pots with a bit of charcoal and styro pellets

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    Wow! Great advice, Kjeldz. I've heard of people mounting on the side of clay pots but I've not heard of packing it with sphagnum. That would hold some moisture. I'm going to try that. Thanks.

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    Love to see a picture of this upside down clay pot mounting!

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    Thanks for sharing the tip Kjeldz. Would love to see a phot of your upside down clay pot.

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