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Roots of a large Cattleya

This is a discussion on Roots of a large Cattleya within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Those were a handful to deal with I bet! You said you have been adding ...

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    Those were a handful to deal with I bet! You said you have been adding fungicide to your water regularly. How are you doing this? Frequency, dosage, etc. with my wild temperature swings, I think I could use regular disease treatment.
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    Dear Connie, would you be so kind as to copy me with the calcium info as well? I've had some weird growth on some catts and I've been wondering what I'm missing.
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    Wow...got some beautiful roots there..looks so happy to .. what a wonderful Cat

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    OMG a Cattleya MONSTER !!! RUN !!!

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    I have had this happen so many times with crazy orchid root growth. I hate to break the roots, but sometimes you've got to to get them unattached from whatever they decided to grow through this time! haha...

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    Now you FLA people are going just too far! Mounting your orchids to your window screens is a bit much. You just love rubbing it in to the rest of us poor guys that live in the North. LOL That is fantastic. One awesome plant and root growth.

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    Connie, Perhaps this orchid was just trying to grow back into the house to let you know it needed some attention! LOL. Really, roots can do amazing things, as far as how incredibly strong they can be, I just think of tree roots ripping through concrete paths, with steel reinforced rebar in it! Makes no difference, the roots win out in the end.
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    It is amazing the things roots can get into. I've seen plastic pots busted from roots. One of my gram's was super root bound, and after one morning's watering the plastic pot cracked from the force of the roots filling with water. lol I love taking pics of roots...esp. vanda roots.

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    Haha! Let me in please, I promise I'll be good next time... don't you love me? I love you...

    I agree, I love roots almost better than the flowers, and some of the vanda alliance roots are the BEST. I had this Aerides once with roots as fat as pencils, they were so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipsxlch View Post
    Haha! Let me in please, I promise I'll be good next time... don't you love me? I love you...

    I agree, I love roots almost better than the flowers, and some of the vanda alliance roots are the BEST. I had this Aerides once with roots as fat as pencils, they were so cool.
    "let me in..." Exactly what I thought when I saw those roots growing through the screen. It was too fun. And the Vanda roots, yes yes I love those thick rope like things. Last summer I oohed and aaaahhhhed over this Gigantea. The other day I got a peek at the new root and it makes last years' look small. I never get over my picture happy ways with roots. Maybe we need to start a new segment on cool roots. lol I will be posting a Renanthera in a few days...i'm waiting for it to open a few more flowers...it's roots are like corkscrews. I love the way they grow and usually end up quoting the childs rhyme, "there was a crooked man that walked a crooked mile....". lol

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