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Cattleya Orchid Root problem

This is a discussion on Cattleya Orchid Root problem within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Clean pot, good mix & they still want to escape. I think it may have ...

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    Default Cattleya Orchid Root problem

    Clean pot, good mix & they still want to escape. I think it may have been influenced by the Vandas. ( Catt seedling in an 80mm pot )
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    A good problem to have!

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    I agree with Harvey. You have a good problem. Some of my Catts. like to produce aerial roots and are very healthy plants. The roots your plant is producing are certainly healthy. I would be concerned of I was seeing aerial roots but the roots in your potting mix were rotting. If that happened I would be concerned about either overwatering or a degraded mix. What I believe you have is a very healthy plant doing what it wants to do!
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    Could try a clear pot , still it seems a very vigorous plant.

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    Looks like a good problem to have with that cattleya, Roy. hahaha.... Time to repot!

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    I am making a guess. Maybe you are keeping things a bit drier lately and your humidity has been high in the greenhouse. I'm not suggesting that you change anything though. The plant seems to be very healthy and that is the most important thing. It's not a bad problem to have!

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    the root look healthy.

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    good growing, this is why I'm liking vandas more when they do this no repotting required

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Looks like a good problem to have with that cattleya, Roy. hahaha.... Time to repot!

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    Repot !! Good on ya, its only been in this pot for 3 months. haha. If this keeps up it'll be interesting. BTW, the seedling is C. leopoldii (tigrina) x C. leopoldii (tigrina) from the USA.
    Not into clear pots, have tried them on Phals & seen plenty of them grown commercially in clear. Not a big fan.
    I water every day in the weather we are having & fert' 2 times a week. The Vandas love it & so do the Catts. Humidity is way up.

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    good growing, this is why I'm liking vandas more when they do this no repotting required
    I like your thinking but unfortunately our winters aren't like yours in Sth Florida, just a tad warmer there.

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    I just had a thought. It's possible that leopoldii has this tendency. I haven't grown it, but I have seen that the way roots grow does vary in Cattleyas. Maybe someone else in the forum can add to this.

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