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    Default Catasetum pileatum

    Just received from Thailand. Yeah! However, not sure what is the best way to pot it. Please give recommendations.Name:  IMG_3463.jpg
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    hi,

    it if is my plant, i will remove all the roots, membranous sheath on the PB and media, treat with half strength systemic fungicide dip, leave them aside for quarantine and till they sprout. KIV the black crack marks on the biggie, sometimes can be quite problematic and that is why i recommended the systemic fungicide treatment.

    you may want to remove the last small little bulb behind there and let it grow into a new plant.
    for rare species, i would cut them into three different divisions

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    You bought a catasetum... and a catasetum gave you an advice. How cool is that?!!!

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    All I have is Physan 20. Will that do? How long should the plant be dipped? Once dipped I am understanding that you leave them alone (separated ). Where do you store them and when do you pot them. This is totally different than what I expected. I have more questions but these are the first of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    All I have is Physan 20. Will that do? How long should the plant be dipped? Once dipped I am understanding that you leave them alone (separated ). Where do you store them and when do you pot them. This is totally different than what I expected. I have more questions but these are the first of them.
    Physan 20 would be excellent, i can't get Physan here but most of catasetinae fans overseas use Physan. concentration to use, i guess you got to refer back to the label. contact time, 10 to 15minutes.
    then remove them from the soaking solution, put them in a bright but away from direct sunlight. keep them dry till they sprout, i rarely water/mist them...even when the bulbs shriveled. if you have freezing temperature at night that is less than 12 to 14 celcius, keep them away from such extreme temp.

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    you leave them without a medium? I was thinking of at least potting them.
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    My understanding of catasetum is when dormant they are susceptible to rot. So I think they would be fine bare root until they have new growth in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    you leave them without a medium? I was thinking of at least potting them.
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    yeap..

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    Excellent advice from Ian. Thanks!

    cheers,
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    We don't get physan 20 also. I was reading about the ingredients and physan 20 is benzalkonium chloride and I see that the floor cleaner lysol we get here is also benzalkonium chloride 5% and I have used it with a few orchids and pots to sterilize and found to be ok and great for handling algae. just thought of sharing this.

    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    Physan 20 would be excellent, i can't get Physan here but most of catasetinae fans overseas use Physan. concentration to use, i guess you got to refer back to the label. contact time, 10 to 15minutes.
    then remove them from the soaking solution, put them in a bright but away from direct sunlight. keep them dry till they sprout, i rarely water/mist them...even when the bulbs shriveled. if you have freezing temperature at night that is less than 12 to 14 celcius, keep them away from such extreme temp.

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