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memphis
susankayschwartzcom
May 22, 2020 8:43 AM CST
i have an orchid that i need help with. the tag reads something like
"b rhyno cloalia gauche x woltman." i've had it three months or so and been watering and feeding from bottom once a week. roots (?) are starting to grow and i'm wondering if i should do something. there have been no other changes other than these roots. thanks for you help. susan
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May 22, 2020 9:48 AM CST
There is a clone of Rhyncholaelia glauca var. Woltman. It is a species orchid in the Cattleya Alliance.
3-4 hours of sun per day. Waxy flowers either one or two per growth, very heavy substance, 3 1/2" wide, creamy off white or ivory, red blush in throat, very fragrant on a compact plant.
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memphis
susankayschwartzcom
May 23, 2020 3:51 PM CST
there you are again! helping me. do i need to repot or just leave it alone and continue watering/feeding weekly? if leave alone, when will i need to do something? and what did that "b" mean at the beginning of the tag that was with the orchid? susan
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DaisyI
May 23, 2020 4:03 PM CST
The 'B' stands for Brassovola.

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BigBill
May 23, 2020 5:14 PM CST
I would leave it alone for about a year. If you see new roots late next winter or early spring, then repot it.

The "B" could stand for Brassavola which is the older genus name for this particular species. It, and Rhyncholaelia digbyana were placed in this new genus in the early 80's I think. These two species do not really have that much in common with other Brassavolas so they were reclassified.
Brassavolas are generally stary shaped flowers, of thinner substance blooming with anywhere from 1-12 flowers per inflorescence. Their pseudobulbs are much more slender or rat tail like.
The Rhyncholaelias have pseudobulbs reminiscent of other Cattleya species.

The other thing that the B could stand for, and I have done this myself, if I divide a plant like this and end up with 2 plants, one would be Rhyncholaelia glauca 'Woltman' A and the other would be Rhyncholaelia glauca 'Woltman' B. This way I know that A and B were divisions of the same plant!
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susankayschwartzcom
May 23, 2020 9:23 PM CST
Thx. I know the person who had this orchid so I can ask her. But I may not. I just want to keep It alive.

Now that I have all these orchids I've decided to leave town for six weeks. I may take my vandas with me. The others (all phals except this guy) I'll move to a pot and media that will be ok with once a Week watering. I'll hire someone to water all my plants.

Any suggestions on abandoning orchids?

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