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Some new catts :)

This is a discussion on Some new catts :) within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Tomorrow's pay day, and we all know what that means! I went shoppin' around and ...

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    Default Some new catts :)

    Tomorrow's pay day, and we all know what that means! I went shoppin' around and didn't run into anything too spectactular/new, but I did however catch a good shipment of Catt. bag babies...and I simply can't stay away from them. Must be a Texan thing (reckon, Clint?), so I came home with three!



    From left to right -

    1. Pot. Hawaiian Thrill 'Paradise'
    2. Blc. Williette Wong 'The Best'
    3. Slc. Hsin Buu Lady 'Y.T.'

    The Potinara is huge...was completely grown out of it's bag. It has a sheath on one pb...hopefully it will bloom for me soon The Blc. is pretty large as well, although not as large as the previous catt. Then my little Slc...its very compact, dense with at at least twenty pb's and around 5 in progress. It's root system is pretty poor though...Hopefully it will grow some new roots in the near future. Poor thing needs 'em. I'll keep updated if any happen to bloom!

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    Wow! Good find. The bag babies here are often still seedling size. Those look wonderful!

    Question: Do you normally grow your catts in sphag? Reason I ask is that catts like to dry out between waterings and for me, sphag with a cattleya = death by way of rotted roots.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Wow! Good find. The bag babies here are often still seedling size. Those look wonderful!

    Question: Do you normally grow your catts in sphag? Reason I ask is that catts like to dry out between waterings and for me, sphag with a cattleya = death by way of rotted roots.

    Cheers,
    BD
    It's only a top layer of sphag on bark, Bruce. Seems to add a bit of humidity and really promotes root growth and coaxes eyes to break into growth a bit quicker than using only bark, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    It's only a top layer of sphag on bark, Bruce. Seems to add a bit of humidity and really promotes root growth and coaxes eyes to break into growth a bit quicker than using only bark, IMO.
    Good for you! Again - the plants look great!

    Cheers,
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    Those plants look very nice, Kelly. Makes me wish the "bag babies" system existed in NYC... Post some pics when you bloom them.

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    I know...every time you go in for fertilizer you get attacked by the bag babies. The Willette Wong grows like a weed. I got one in a 2" pot last year and I just had to put it in a 4" pot. I bet it blooms next summer.

    I have been looking all over for the shin bu lady. I saw some in 2" pots...but I wanted a bigger plant. Didn't see any in 4" pots last time I was in there in early April.





    Quote Originally Posted by sand_tiger86 View Post
    Tomorrow's pay day, and we all know what that means! I went shoppin' around and didn't run into anything too spectactular/new, but I did however catch a good shipment of Catt. bag babies...and I simply can't stay away from them. Must be a Texan thing (reckon, Clint?), so I came home with three!

    From left to right -

    1. Pot. Hawaiian Thrill 'Paradise'
    2. Blc. Williette Wong 'The Best'
    3. Slc. Hsin Buu Lady 'Y.T.'

    The Potinara is huge...was completely grown out of it's bag. It has a sheath on one pb...hopefully it will bloom for me soon The Blc. is pretty large as well, although not as large as the previous catt. Then my little Slc...its very compact, dense with at at least twenty pb's and around 5 in progress. It's root system is pretty poor though...Hopefully it will grow some new roots in the near future. Poor thing needs 'em. I'll keep updated if any happen to bloom!

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    I am so envious of you guys. Bag babies don't exist in any form in the UK. You all seem to find really good deals. That said, good going Kelly!

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    Ok, ignoramus here - what are these bag babies you speak of??

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    Bag babies are like "promo package" plants. Imagine packaged souvenir plants at a tourist shop.
    I have yet to find a store that sells them here in my part of town. Most of what I see are overpriced pot plants that are on life support.

    sand_tiger86,
    Most of the bag babies are seedlings. Those plants you got are huge!
    Great buy there

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    Actually, I've seen quite a few bag babies that have spent and dried up flowers in the bottom of the bag! Granted, these are in 4" pots...

    I wish I could post a picture for you, but the grower's name is on the bag and BD might be upset with me and delete the image.


    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    Bag babies are like "promo package" plants. Imagine packaged souvenir plants at a tourist shop.
    I have yet to find a store that sells them here in my part of town. Most of what I see are overpriced pot plants that are on life support.

    sand_tiger86,
    Most of the bag babies are seedlings. Those plants you got are huge!
    Great buy there

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