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Please try to ID this Orchid (3 Photos)

This is a discussion on Please try to ID this Orchid (3 Photos) within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; It does look to be one of the Cattleya family. If you have a potting ...

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    It does look to be one of the Cattleya family. If you have a potting mix that you normally use, pot it in that. Use the smallest pot that the plant will fit into. Make sure that it is secured in the potting mix. You can use a plant stake if needed. Keep it in the shade. Water it very well when you pot it up and then make sure it approaches dryness before watering again. If you want, put a clear bag over it that has a few holes in it. That will keep humidity up so it doesn't lose the little moisture that is still in the plant. No fertilizer until you see fresh roots that are over an inch long. Cattleya types generally come back from some pretty severe circumstances so don't give up hope.

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    Thanks a lot to you all, and my appreciation!

    I put it in a container in a way, that the tips of some roots permanently touch the water, while most of the roots remain above water level. This way I hope, that the plant can get at all times the water it needs without the roots rotting. I also add coconut water to the water. It is in a 50% shade right now.

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    I would keep it in bright shade for now. At this point you want it to develop a good root system and not worry about the proper light level. I've never tried a water culture...will leave comments on that for others

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