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Lc Cariads Mini Quinee mounted????

This is a discussion on Lc Cariads Mini Quinee mounted???? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ok. So I am a little bit embarrased at my mounting. This orchid no matter ...

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    Default Lc Cariads Mini Quinee mounted????

    Ok. So I am a little bit embarrased at my mounting. This orchid no matter where I put it was not doing well. Most of the leaves yellowed and died. I did see some new growth and a few new roots. I decided to repot and after reading found that they can be mounted. When I took the plant out of pot it broke into several small plants. Should I had sphagnum or do anything different to my mounting efforts? Please let me know I do not want to lose this one!!!Name:  Lc Cariad mini - 1.jpg
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    I think you would have to add some sphagnum on top of the roots.,

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    I would agree with Sriram!

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    Do you think I should leave as mounted?

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    I have had this plant for three years and honestly, I don't think it is a very strong grower. Might be something I'm doing wrong but it is about 1/4 the size of other other Cattleya seedling cross's I purchased the same day. I've been thinking of mounting it on a piece of driftwood (tree fern is very hard to find here) but won't be using sphagnum. In fact, trying to avoid using it at all for mounted plants.

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    I know that it is considered a mini-catt, anything else, I am clueless.

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    I think keep them mounted is a better way. Only down side I see is to water frequently.

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    Do you think I should leave as mounted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    I know that it is considered a mini-catt, anything else, I am clueless.
    The others are mini's as well. I am still using sphagnum to get mounted plants started but not on or under the roots. When using a piece of flat wood as a mount I attach it to the opposite side to provide more humidity. Personally, I would tie them to the lower end of your mount, then as they grow they should climb upward. Roy posted this one in bloom back in March. Maybe he can help us both out with some advice.
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    I presume that the mount is fern fibre.I have found that fern fibre retains a lot of moisture especially when mounted horizontally.C.Cariad's Mini-Quinee has parents of C.intermedia and C.Mini Purple so has a quarter C.walkeriana and C.pumila.I have found both those species to need their roots to dry quickly,particularly C. walkeriana.In saying that, both our clones of C. Cariad's Mini-Quinee grow easily in our standard medium (straight super-coarse perlite).Perhaps your plants are staying too wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elldee View Post
    I presume that the mount is fern fibre.I have found that fern fibre retains a lot of moisture especially when mounted horizontally.C.Cariad's Mini-Quinee has parents of C.intermedia and C.Mini Purple so has a quarter C.walkeriana and C.pumila.I have found both those species to need their roots to dry quickly,particularly C. walkeriana.In saying that, both our clones of C. Cariad's Mini-Quinee grow easily in our standard medium (straight super-coarse perlite).Perhaps your plants are staying too wet.
    Great information!

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