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cattleya seedling

This is a discussion on cattleya seedling within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; i have a catt seedling that i bought from a "big box" in a bag. ...

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    Talking cattleya seedling

    i have a catt seedling that i bought from a "big box" in a bag. when i brought it home i checked for roots and not to my surprise there were none. I have potted it in a clear 4" pot with live sphagnum and a bag over the pot and there seems to be 1 new root growing. the problem is it looks like the more mature leaves are rotting. im not sure if the high humidity has killed them or if they are just finally dying of asphxysiation or of a bacterial or fungal disease. the latter seems less likely to me because they were soaked in a solution of physan 20 for 15 min before being potted. should i remove the bag or just throw the whole thing away? i would not be impartial to parting with it because it cost me around $3. thanks

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    I would keep doing what you are doing, but give it a big puff of air right from your lungs once a day - give that plant some carbon dioxide.

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    Talking catt seedling

    thanks for the reply. will do. it was kind of an experiment to see if i could bring it back with a version of the "sphag and bag". ill post some pics soon as i can

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew33998 View Post
    thanks for the reply. will do. it was kind of an experiment to see if i could bring it back with a version of the "sphag and bag". ill post some pics soon as i can

    Please do so. I am always interested to see how projects like this develop over time. Good luck with it.

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    Wink pic of non mature Rlc goldenzelle x ?

    here is the pic of the little guy he only had one small root about a week ago and seems to be holding on. hasnt become any worse. sorry if the quality of the pic is bad i am just getting used to posting them on the site
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    I believe that as long as there is "green," there is hope. I wish you good luck with this one...Betty :-)

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    oops i meant "rlc" goldenzelle*

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew33998 View Post
    oops i meant "rlc" goldenzelle*
    Updated.

    Cheers,
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    unfortunately this little guy croaked on me. i think it was prob too far gone when i got it. not the worst $3 ive spent

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    Not necesarily Drew - it was a learning experience if nothing else.

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