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Will these cuttings survive?

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    This is one of 3 cuttings from the same orchid given to me (obv.from someone who doesn't know how to divide a Cat.) . No roots. This is what I will do.Name:  Photo2.jpg
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    This is pot with a rhizome clip I have fashioned to hold the rootless orchid in the pot.
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Size:  28.5 KB. I have added a few rocks on the bottom of pots, and a couple on top to balance them. I have 3 of these orphans, do you think they will survive. Oh by the way, I dipped the bases into "Clonex" , a cutting gel, to help them.

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    Yea should be fine, just keep it moist. Thats about it.

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    Oh, and a bit more warmth, and a bit less light than normal, and when the first roots appear, feed up with a high nitrogen (? what encourages roots? P or N??? K encourages flowers and fruit...) fertiliser to encourage more roots.

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    I would think they would survive. As Jordan says...humidity, is the key. You might try spraying with a kelp extract.

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    It will grow. It is somewhat of a 'standard practice' to remove all old roots when repotting dends and cattleya in some South East Asian countries. stake the bulbs to keep the plant steady in the pot instead of burying the new growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    stake the bulbs to keep the plant steady in the pot instead of burying the new growth.
    That is great piece of advice. Keeping the plant rock steady is a must while new roots develop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    It will grow. It is somewhat of a 'standard practice' to remove all old roots when repotting dends and in some South East Asian countries. stake the bulbs to keep the plant steady in the pot instead of burying the new growth.
    Thank you for your reply, but just to let everyone know, I haven't buried the growth. It is hard to see, but the rhizome is sitting on top of bark, with the plastic stick just holding all of it secure in the pot. The stones are there to balance the top heavy pot. Why Paphioboy would the 'standard practices' in Asian countries be to remove the roots, what is the purpose of that?

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    Thanks Cathy, we have a product here in Oz. called "Seasol" (kelp), which is a great nurturing product for helping new seedlings and plants settle in.

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    That division is in really great shape. It should grow well if given proper conditions.

    Check out this article if you have some time to read it.
    Reviving and Old Cattleya Pseudobulb

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    That division is in really great shape. It should grow well if given proper conditions.

    Check out this article if you have some time to read it.
    Reviving and Old Cattleya Pseudobulb
    John, I thank you for this article, it is fantastic. I have only been involved in orchids for 1 and 1/2 years now, so this information is very invaluable for new growers like me. Great news. I will keep you posted on the progress of these 3 cuttings.

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