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Divide This Catt?

This is a discussion on Divide This Catt? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This catt has new roots growing and 2 new PB's as you can see in ...

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    Default Divide This Catt?

    This catt has new roots growing and 2 new PB's as you can see in the pics. So can I divide it now or wait until the roots are longer? And how do you know when the time is right....this isn't a Cialis moment! Some help from those of you who divide and expand, please. I don't want to bump this one off!!!!!
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    Only 6 p-bulbs? I wouldn't divide it. The more p-bulbs this creature makes the better the show.

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    I agree with Clint and also the roots are too small yet. Wait a while and as BD said to me "Be patient my friend"

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    And I agree as well. Once those new growths have matured and bloomed and the plant puts out more new growth, then you could divide it quite safely. If you divided now you could lose the older growth division because it will be quite small and is sort of spent from helping the new growths. Making a larger division a bit later will be much healthier.

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    How about making a back cut, ie just half a cut, after the third oldest pseudobulb. This generally gets the back part starting a new growth whilst still being 'half' connected to the rest of the plant...

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