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My Catt Experiment

This is a discussion on My Catt Experiment within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; It's a great experiment, Nabakov, but I wonder if Catts are the best orchids to ...

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    It's a great experiment, Nabakov, but I wonder if Catts are the best orchids to try it on. I've always heard that Catts do best in bark. (That's what I use, even though nearly everything else I have is in sphagnum.) You might at least want to include a bark-potted Catt to compare against. (If you don't have another Catt, it gives you an excuse to buy one!!!)

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    Thanks Julie. You might be right. I decided on Catts basically because I came across some little guys that were healthy and inexpensive, so I bought several at once (which I usually don't do....typically I limit myself to one orchid per outing). And you might be right, perhaps I will go buy just one more (she slaps the back of her hand). The one that is blooming is in bark....hmmmm....perhaps I should have noticed that before.

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    I love the idea of the experiment, though! What a great forum project. Are the Catts all crosses of the same genera? Some of the intergenerics (that is, Catt intergenerics) have different growth habits.

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    All three of these guys were labeled Potinara Burana Beauty. Hopefully there is truth in the labeling. I just went and purchased one more which I will pot in bark. I need a bigger window.

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    Yeah...I need a bigger house!

    Very cool you have all the same cross. That will make for a much tighter experiment!

    Good one!

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    And Burana Beauty is a very hardy little catt...

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    i think i need a bigger boat.

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    Here's a better picture of my Catt bloom. And in the second pic....is that a bud beginning to emmerge? BTW, thanks for all the feedback on my experiment. I'm very excited to see the results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wogga
    i think i need a bigger boat.
    You live on a boat? Power or sail? (or is it a "house" boat" ?) On the Delaware?

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