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X Brassocattelya Binosa Warbush Valley

This is a discussion on X Brassocattelya Binosa Warbush Valley within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this as a young plant about 8 weeks ago. the leaves have turned ...

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    Default X Brassocattelya Binosa Warbush Valley

    I got this as a young plant about 8 weeks ago. the leaves have turned progressively purple since. I have a new growth forming but the leaves should be dark green. should I be worried? " Catts (babies) that I bought at the same time and are growing like mad in the same position are fine!

    It seems to be growing ok but I have birth pangs! Judi

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    It says image unavailable... maybe try uploading the pics instead of linking?

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    The pic I can see, the leaves are really red. Usually that means its getting too much sun, I'd try moving it back from the window some. I am told the red coloring is it's own personal "SPF" formula for orchids. Even when you buy plants and they all have the same abbreviations like Blc., and two of them are okay, one isn't. That third one may be from a slightly higher elevation where it is cooler, or it may have a parent that likes more shade than the others. These hybrids can keep you guessing sometimes. You have to look at the leaves and decide over time which likes what light best by the overall color and health of the plant.
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    thats the other photo. I can't understand because the plant has had no direct sun! And I haven't had any problem with any of my other species! I'm guessing it's ok as it's sending up another growth, but I'll check the roots tomorrow, Judi

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    I agree with Connie... looks like probably sunburn..

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    I've never seen a plant that red. Purple tinges and leaves yes, but red, no. Interesting. Keep us posted.

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    Judi, if the new growth is fine (normal colour) I would just watch the light it gets and monitor the actual temperature of the leaf. If the plant is not discarding the leaves they must still be of some use. Just keep a close eye on it.
    It's a bit strange though that it's completely even red from being sunburned.

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    Well it has hardly any root system! Just 2 new ones starting, all the rest were rotten! I just hope it can be rescued but I have a feeling this will be my 1st fatality! Why didn't I repot when I got it? Judi

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    Cuz.... repotting a brand new plant can be a huge bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaydra View Post
    Cuz.... repotting a brand new plant can be a huge bother?
    I know it's a bother but I find it absolutely necessary (besides the one local nursery that I've come to trust to always have wonderful quality roots).
    The least I do is pop it out of the pot and rummage around to see how it looks.

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