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Best path forward growing new Cycnodes Wine Delight "JEM"

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    Default Best path forward growing new Cycnodes Wine Delight "JEM"

    I recently purchased a Cycnodes Wine Delight "JEM" and am looking for advice on how best to nurture it from this point forward. The plant was originally in a very densely packed moss media. I've since repotted it into a mixture of fir bark and lava rocks. Roots were supple and white with green tips, some up to 5-6 inches in length but very densely packed together.

    Have been watering every 7-10 days since repotting.

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    hi
    your plant is near to full maturity, it can do with reduce watering, white roots with green tip is good news. as for the media, you can check to see if the moss are 'breaking down'. if moss are old, i would removed all the moss and use your fir bark with lava rock mixture. soon it may looses all the leaves, after that, MINIMAL watering till the next growth cycle. good luck

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    I was hoping Ian, the expert on Catasetinae, would response. Very good sound advice from him. Mine finished blooming a month ago and is now in dormant stage, so no watering until I see signs of new growth.

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    Thanks to both of you for the encouraging advice. Knowing I'm not doing something terribly wrong I can "patiently" wait for new growth and further developments.
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    In the spring they will send up a new growth and start a growth cycle. This is the best time to repot. Wait until the new growth opens up with a leaf span of ˝ to 1 inch across before you start to water and feed the plant.

    Catasetums are heavy feeders and like a lot of water during the spring and summer. However, they do not like to be kept wet for an extended period of time. You want a well draining potting mix. Iw would give mine high light during growth...Cattleya level of light.

    In the fall the leaves start to die. That is time to cut water back. They don't need water or fertilizer during dormancy.

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    Today I had my first opportunity to buy one in person and snagged it. It has no leaves and they thought I was crazy at the high end garden center where I bought it. 'You bought the ugliest of the orchids for sale!!!!'

    I knew though that it had lost its leaves and is in its rest period. The one I bought has flowered previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Today I had my first opportunity to buy one in person and snagged it. It has no leaves and they thought I was crazy at the high end garden center where I bought it. 'You bought the ugliest of the orchids for sale!!!!'

    I knew though that it had lost its leaves and is in its rest period. The one I bought has flowered previously.
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    Congratulations, nice looking plant and I'm sure it will do well for you. The one above gave me two new bulbs last year and both spiked. This year - two new bulbs and spikes on both just now showing.
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    Do they grow spikes on old pbs or only new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Do they grow spikes on old pbs or only new ones?
    Unfortunately, only on the new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Do they grow spikes on old pbs or only new ones?
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    Unfortunately, only on the new.
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    usually on the new one BUT a couple months back, a grower show me a pic where his plant was developing 2 spikes, one is from the old PB. rarely seen but it can happen, once in a blue moon perhaps.

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