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Cattleya jongheana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DarleneJay, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    This is my third go round with this species. Mounting, especially on the kool log, has been a game changer in growing these.

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  2. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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  3. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    I've found it challenging growing orchids that need to dry out on Kool-Logs. My Pleurothallids and some Dendrobiums (victoriae-reginae, etc) do well on them but I lost a number of other cool-growers, like Alamania punicea, for example. Do you empty the log out after every watering, Darlene?
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    I allow the water to evaporate on its own and have not had a problem. The logs go dry about 1x a week in the winter. The moss only really approaches dryness every 7-10 days. It has not been a problem for the Hadrolaelia group.

    My conditions are probably significantly drier than yours. I am growing under lights for the winter and outside over the summer. In the winter I maintain 50-60% humidity.
     
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    sam1147 sam1147

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    gorgeous
     
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    Beautiful!
     
  7. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    its back at it again. This time it will produce 4 flowers. Right now three are open and one bud remains.

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    Awesome.