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Water culture or no?

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    Question Water culture or no?

    Wondering is I should put my two unintended catt divisions in a water culture till they get more roots, or if that would be a bad idea for a catt? And if I should, how would I go about making a water culture, just plain water in a shallow dish, or what?

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    Bad idea. I would just pot them up and let the pseudobulbs do what they were intended to do.

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    I don't think potting them up would help much, not too many roots at the moment

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    I saw them in the other thread. I would just pot them up and be sure to put in a stake to help support them. They look healthy, so they should grow new roots and take over the pot. Just do not over pot them. Catts like to be potted tightly in a free draining mix.

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    Think some small baskets with netting on the bottom will do?

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    Some people are happy in water culture...
    I am trying with a piece of a sprawling L. anceps in water seems ok -
    if you have more than one division you could give a try.
    Or just pot on top of medium keep humid and wait for roots to develop

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    I agree, just pot them up and they will develop roots in time.

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    Remeber, if you move them to water culture, their currant roots will rot away and they will grow new roots acclimated to water. If they have new roots growing right now, Just stake them firmly so they don't wobble in their new home and pot on top or just barely under bark.

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    I too have a catt. that the roots went bad...love castle...I repotted it into new mix and it's looking fine...the p-bulbs are plumping up and it's even starting a new growth...it's only been a couple of weeks...good luck

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