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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Grow Cattleya hybrids

Blc. Fuchs Orange Nuggett 'Lea'
  • Light Bright. 50% shade in a greenhouse. An unobstructed west or south facing windowsill at home.
  • Temperature Intermediate. 55º to 60º night minimum.
  • Humidity 75-80%
  • Water Water thoroughly when the top 1" of medium is lighter in color.
  • Fertilizer 1/4 to 1/2 strength balanced fertilizer applied every two weeks.
  • Rest Period Many curtail root growth while flowering and need less frequent watering.
  • Growing Medium The classic trio of fir bark+charcoal+ perlite
  • When to Repot After flowering.
  • How Often to Repot When the plant has outgrown its pot OR when the medium has broken down. A good quality medium will last about two years.
  • How to Rebloom All orchids need a strong root system and sufficient light intensity in order to re-bloom.

Pot. Burana Beauty


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