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Blc. Rainbow The Gypsy

This is a discussion on Blc. Rainbow The Gypsy within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I bought this plant from a place I have come to realize people who are ...

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    Default Blc. Rainbow The Gypsy

    I bought this plant from a place I have come to realize people who are orchid experts don't generally buy from I think... mistake made. I also bought this orchid before I knew it didn't do well in NH just growing in the home.
    BUT I can say it came to me looking bad.... this bad

    I'm doubtful I can save it but if I could, what are the suggestions? I have some New Zealand spaghnum moss coming in next week - would it do well in that? More or less light?

    Thanks!
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    hi
    With this plant I would de-pot into a pot only just big enough to take one years growth,saya 2 - 3 inch.Just bark will be ok for it,but a finer grade.Keep warn and shaded with fairly high humidity

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    Orchid Man is right on the money! This plant looks fine and should do well in a new pot and media.

    Don't try the moss with cattleyas. With my growing conditions, my catts like medium fir bark and lots of humidity and air movement. You can duplicate by putting the plant and its new potting media inside a plastic bag until roots appear.

    BTW, assuming the name you have given from the plant tag is accurate, the correct name of the plant is Blc. Momilani Rainbow "The Gypsy" HCC/AOS. This is a very popular and beautiful splash-petal cattleya. Here is a photo of one! http://www.orchidphotos.org/images/o...02/IMG0034.jpg

    Search Google images for this plant name. There are many good photos of it online!

    Congrats and good growing!

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    Yes that is the name LOL!!! I'm having such a hard time getting things proper :c)
    I think the link to the picture isn't right though....
    Thank you for the tips! I guess I will have to go shopping for MORE potting medium LOL!!! Can I just chop the one I have finer???? :c) And the bag sounds like a good way to keep it humid.... should I have the bag all sealed or open?
    Thank both of you for the help so far!!!!

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    LOL, Garland! I didn't see a Blc. I think it may have been a Gongora.

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    Hi Kirstie,

    A Blc. is a Cattleya cross, and they always want bark. Smaller plants want smaller chips, which is what Orchid-Man is suggesting. Many garden supply stores sell bags of pre-mixed orchid potting mix. These are usually bark-based and sometimes contain charcoal and perlite. And they're typically fine enough for what you need here. That wouldn't cost much.

    When repotting, you always want to use new potting media.

    Julie

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