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Ctna 'Why Not': First bloom since S/H repotting

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    Smile Ctna 'Why Not': First bloom since S/H repotting

    This little guy finally bloomed! I had 5-6 buds, but I think I overzealously watered it a few weeks ago one weekend, and I lost all but one bud...but its still very cute! I really like the color; reminds me of scarlet roses!

    I've had mixed results with the S/H media since repotting about 5 weeks ago; here are some things I've observed:
    -Phalaenopsis has grown 4 new roots, each 1-2" long
    -Paphs have done absolutely nothing...no new growths of any kind (surprisingly)
    -Ctna shot up a spike; 1 bloom survived
    -1 seedling Lc and 1 seedling phal have both sent out new roots and are sending new vegetative growth

    Just wanted to share my findings :-) Thanks for reading!
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    Wonderfull!

    I like the photo of the whole plant!!

    Salutti from Argentina!

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    Beautiful Color, You Did Good.
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    I agree! Nice!

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    Good job, Becky!

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    Looking good!! It takes time for chids to adapt to S/H. Most of the old roots will die, that is why it is important to move chids at time of new root development.

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    What a wonderful colour! Judi

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    It takes time for chids to adapt to S/H. Most of the old roots will die, that is why it is important to move chids at time of new root development.
    I hear what you're saying about the plants needing time to adapt to S/H- what do you mean by "moving the orchids at the time of new root development"?

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    Well, I know with my phals - they are currently rooting like crazy (all apart from the one which had root rot which is more interested in trying to send up new spikes than actually develop some more roots). And the divisions of the catt I bought at the RHS orchid show are all sending out multitudes of roots - so I guess he means do it when the plant is ready itself for the change because it is in that current stage of growth. Like catts send out roots when they are pushing out new growths etc... rather than doing it when the plant is more dormant and less adaptable to change.

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