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Catasetum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by annabanana1987, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    I think that's what I have. Have been given this beauty as a very generous gift from a good friend uploadfromtaptalk1393287155676.jpg i wpuld like to know if it looks good so far ? Repotted
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is spelled Catasetum and, yes, that is what it appears to be. I don't grow these but it looks healthy.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't grow them either, but I do know they don't want to be watered as the new shoot is coming up. If you google "Catesetum culture" there should be quite a bit of information. You may also find some cultural advice if you check the archives here through the search function.
     
  4. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I've got three: a Cycnoches, a Mormodes, and a hybrid between the two. One crucial thing is to keep them very dry in the winter, no water at all, until the new roots are at least an inch long - otherwise you'll almost certainly rot the emerging shoot. Once you start watering, they're heavy drinkers and feeders. Spikes will start to emerge in late summer/early fall as the leaves are turning yellow. Good luck!
    - Stephen
     
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    Thank you all ♡