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Cattleya-cutting

This is a discussion on Cattleya-cutting within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; But the leaf on the adult bulb have softened which I considr somewhat normal!...

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    But the leaf on the adult bulb have softened which I considr somewhat normal!

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    That cutting is still alive. New growth didn't grown for a weeks but a roots are forming from the base!

    I have got another Catt cutting with 2 mature bulbs and no roots or new growths. Do you think that It will more likely survive than the one with one bulb? I placed them in a moss..

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    Just finished your article. It was awesome. I'm assuming you have a background in Botany. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
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    I'm assuming you have a background in Botany.
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    Well, not formally. But I have been gardening since I was 2, and progressed to orchids at 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksa View Post
    That cutting is still alive. New growth didn't grown for a weeks but a roots are forming from the base!

    I have got another Catt cutting with 2 mature bulbs and no roots or new growths. Do you think that It will more likely survive than the one with one bulb? I placed them in a moss..
    Congratulations on the survival of you catt division! I am struggling with one I got a few weeks ago as a three pb growth. I wish I had seen this earlier as I think I put it too deep in the media and rotted it out. I have one single back bulb with a new lead that I am nursing along. Again, until I had read the article I had it way too deep in the moss. I have now moved it to the method mentioned and while doing so noticed two green swellings on the bottom and will hope they are roots.

    Regarding your two bulb division. That should have twice the chance of surviving as your single one! Good luck on that one too.

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    Thanks! I wanted to ask you...Do Cattleyas need a dormancy period? Should I keep them in cool place during the winter?

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    Typically, cattleyas do not have a dormant period. They just prefer to partially dry out in between waterings. But no significant "dry period" like nobile dendrobiums and such.

    They may be some months when the growth appears to be slow, but nutrient intake still continues as they need to store a lot of energy to produce abundant foliage and flowers.

    And with most hybrids now, there appears to be no true "growing season" since they might have inherited different growing seasons from their parents and some can produce new leads and bloom year round.

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    Cool! I thought that, if I had to give it a resting period she would died because it is so weak with only one bulb and growing shot!

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