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Wrinkled cattlyea pods?

This is a discussion on Wrinkled cattlyea pods? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Cattlyea has pods that are wrinkled. Is this due to lighting, watering, or pot mixture? ...

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    Exclamation Wrinkled cattlyea pods?

    Cattlyea has pods that are wrinkled. Is this due to lighting, watering, or pot mixture? Any one who can help with this problem would be appreciated.

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    If you can take a picture of the "pods", it will help us to diagnose your problem.

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    Unable to send photos. Do not know how. Please help. Pods have a shriveled up look. Not too healthy looking.

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    I presume you mean pseudobulbs, the thickened stem that supports each leaf or pair of leaves. If they are wrinkled it means the plant isn't getting enough water, or the roots are dead. Dead roots usually come from too much water, especially if the pottinig mix is old.

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    Yes I agree with PaphMadman. Remove your plant from it's pot and remove all the soft and mushy dead roots. You may find that there are no roots left but all is not lost. Place the plant on NZ sphagnum moss (or the like) with perlite addition and stake your plant to keep it firmly embedded.Slightly spray every morning. It is useless watering if the plant has no roots. Hopefully enough moisture is still contained in the pseudobulbs to sustain it until new growth appears. It will take a while so patience is needed.
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    Read about how to share photos here: Attaching photos.

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    I have a mac and tried adding photo based on video 3. I get to point where you download file amd it scans, but the final result is the file has a red exclamation point. What am I doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    I have a mac and tried adding photo based on video 3. I get to point where you download file amd it scans, but the final result is the file has a red exclamation point. What am I doing wrong?
    The images you are attempting to upload are too large. All images (attachments) uploaded to the forum must be 700 x 700 pixels or smaller. Resize your image and they will upload.

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    Now I have attachments in file manager, it shows up in post at words attach without a picture. Hit attachment button again and it returns to photo file manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    Now I have attachments in file manager, it shows up in post at words attach without a picture. Hit attachment button again and it returns to photo file manager
    If the photos are in the attachment manager, then drag them into the box at the bottom. Next, hit the insert inline button. This should insert them into your post.

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