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Help rescue my Cattleya Orchids....

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    Where there is rot present, I use Cinnamon powder as it is anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial (the same stuff you eat on your pancakes). In stead of dipping in root hormone, try to get a hormone that you can spray on the leaves instead. We buy/sell it as Orchid Foliar Feeding Kick Starter 18.20.20. This promotes root forming. Spray every 2 nd day. After 2 weeks your Catt should be sprouting new roots and attaching itself anew to the pot. Then you can start with a normal feeding routine again. If the new growth is still in good condition, it will certainly sprout new roots. It is extremely difficult to kill a orchid by repotting it - be careful not to overwater - this is the biggest catt killer known to men! Good luck. I also prefer bark cut rather finely in stead of damp moss. The damp moss is the cause of the rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa02 View Post
    Where there is rot present, I use Cinnamon powder as it is anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial (the same stuff you eat on your pancakes). In stead of dipping in root hormone, try to get a hormone that you can spray on the leaves instead. We buy/sell it as Orchid Foliar Feeding Kick Starter 18.20.20. This promotes root forming. Spray every 2 nd day. After 2 weeks your Catt should be sprouting new roots and attaching itself anew to the pot. Then you can start with a normal feeding routine again. If the new growth is still in good condition, it will certainly sprout new roots. It is extremely difficult to kill a orchid by repotting it - be careful not to overwater - this is the biggest catt killer known to men! Good luck. I also prefer bark cut rather finely in stead of damp moss. The damp moss is the cause of the rot.

    thank you for your advise.i'm on the progress for "mist and wait".

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    Hi Kitty....so sorry to here what happened to them...I do hope things will turn out well for you...my fingers are crossed for you ...any way you have very good advice here from experts

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    Clive....i feel very good after good advise,like i said to you in the before,i fell bad and confuse what i have to do.they came one hundreds questions and answers.all answer make me happy and release also some hope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    Clive....i feel very good after good advise,like i said to you in the before,i fell bad and confuse what i have to do.they came one hundreds questions and answers.all answer make me happy and release also some hope.

    Hi Kitty....Glad you got the help you needed...amd your more happier now to...hehe if you smile i smile There is always HOPE in those times when we feel lost....Hope to here some good news later about them

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    I am new to all this, and since I have the smilar issue that my cattleya has no roots, one has a lead and stopped, the other one in the same pot as no roots but sprouted eyes at the base. Can someone kindly explain what is Honey Theory? and what is the procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
    I am new to all this, and since I have the smilar issue that my cattleya has no roots, one has a lead and stopped, the other one in the same pot as no roots but sprouted eyes at the base. Can someone kindly explain what is Honey Theory? and what is the procedure?
    hi Gurj and welcome lately to the Forum,the honey theory is all about root hormone.they said honey has all nutrient that can help root to grow specially in cutting tree but be careful not to dip too much.it can catch a lot of ants to come,after that let it to dry and do the spag and bag for your orchid. not only honey i used KLN root hormone also

    update my Thread ,all Catts are recovery.all have green eyes and the leaves look healthy but not root yet.i know it took a long time to recovery.


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    I agree with a lot of what has been said. With cattleyas in that condition I leave them bare root, with no pot, until I see some new roots starting to grow. It usually takes a few weeks. I don't agree with keeping it in the dark though. I place mine in bright shade with no direct sun, like phalaenopsis conditions. I just mist in the morning with plain water until I see some roots. Good luck.

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    update my sick Catts, after awhile my patient pay off.i took the picture yesterday.thank you for all advise and pls.congratulate for me,woo hoo one of my catts show up the spike already,can't wait to see the flower.

    the way i did was dipping all of them in rooting hormone,left in the dry vase and mist the leaf not to dry out.told myself 100 times "Patient"

    after dipping in root hormone




    no root at all



    hanging in the corner before putting in the dry vase



    do you guy see something?


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    the picture yesterday



    woo hoo the flower came out


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