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Thread: Cattleya concern

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    Default Cattleya concern

    Thought you may like to see 2 of my Catts I have a dilemma over, do I just cut out the original pot hidden under the roots or just take to them with a knife &/or secateurs & end up with a shed load of plants, most of which would be for sale.
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    WOW looks like two very healthy plants. Photograph the operation whichever you decide please.

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    Wow. I’m with Mike. Document the affair. What ginormous plants!
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    I would be tempted to just ram a good length of stout wire through the center and hang them. Nice specimens

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    Both species, the one on the right I have another plant of about the same size which isn't as over the pot as this one, maybe easier to get to specimen. This one I will break & sell off, need the money. The other I want to break, need more plants of it for breeding & sales. More of a trim up than a total demolishing.

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    I've faced that decision a couple times on big specimen plants and chickened out.
    Small plants? no problem chopping them.
    I'm always afraid I'll kill the big ones and if I did, I couldn't live with myself.
    I think it's got something to do with staring at it and thinking 'where the ***** do I start?'
    So I just go find a bigger pot (plastic) and keep up-potting.
    And now no one ever sees those plants but me because they are too huge to move.
    Be brave Roy! Maybe it will encourage me to do it.

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    The days of specimen plants for me is over unless I remember to control its growth rate in the pot ie, make sure it doesn't climb out like these. I may just trim them up around the edges 1st, then see where I go from there. I'll try to remember to take pics while I go... Now what was it I had to remember ????????????????

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    This is the source of $$$$ Roy I will cut and put into the new pots for trade ...your Catts really acclimatized very well in your garden.

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    The $$$$ is the thing Zain, set up some nice divisions & sell them off to growers. Both plants easy to grow & flower. I can use the money for more plants or help pay for the new one just built.

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