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Need help/advice on Catasetum

This is a discussion on Need help/advice on Catasetum within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi, Shann, I got confused when I was posting thinking of a dend for repot. ...

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    Hi, Shann, I got confused when I was posting thinking of a dend for repot. I just ordered Catasetum couple of days ago with instruction to take it out of the pot for the winter and repot again early spring. Sorry...

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    Here is something that might help... I hope...

    •Pseudobulbs of Catasetum flowers are cigar-shaped and clustered.
    •After the leaves drop off, catasetum's pseudobulb become spiny.
    •Presence of Unisexual flowers, is the exceptional feature of Orchids and so also with catasetums.
    •Male catasetums are produced in shaded regions and female catasetum flowers are produced in high light.
    •Catasetums are deciduous flowering plants which become dormant in winter.
    •During dormancy, Catasetums can be removed from the orchid house and kept dry until spring.
    Growing Catasetum
    •Plant Catasetums in a container which encourages good drainage conditions.
    •Repotting should ideally be done when the plants are growing, usually in spring.
    •Water the plants heavily as plant growth becomes more heavier, producing more roots to satisfy the plants' needs.
    •Catasetums need Fertilizers almost once every week.
    Caring Catasetum
    •Dry out the catasetum plant after flowering and water it to prevent shrivelling of the bulbs.
    •Water the plant until the new lead and roots start to appear.
    •Stake the spikes of 4-6 inch, which is helpful in encouraging good flower arrangement on the developing inflorescence of a catasetum.

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    Hi, Shann, I got confused when I was posting thinking of a dend for repot. I just ordered Catasetum couple of days ago with instruction to take it out of the pot for the winter and repot again early spring. Sorry...
    Not a problem...thanks for all the info.

    Shann~

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    Shann,

    Here are pics of my Cyc. Wine Delight and my Cyc. warscewiczii. They seem to be easy-going plants that like Spag and intermediate to warm conditions. Catt light.
    One is growing in a tall Asian Cymbidium pot and the other is in a small round 4". The Wine Delight will bloom soon. It's almost mature.
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    Those are just....amazing. My poor plant looks puny next to those things. Just wonderful plants Clint!

    Shann~

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    Okay I repoted the lil guy...

    The bottom of the pot has medium bark...the middle of the pot has coir...and then just a thin layer of bark on top. He's not as exciting looking as clint's plants but here ya go:



    Shann~

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    Looks great to me, Shann!

    Cheers,
    BD

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