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Mar 22, 2017 5:30 PM CST
|I'm its 3rd owner..........had it about 3 years............no, it hasn't ever bloomed. No tag, but I suspect my Uncle got it as a gift and it came from either the groc. store or a BB store. Since I've had it, it's increased in size circumference-wise, and since a few of the roots have grown OUT of the pot and adhered to it, it's time to move up to the next size pot. I got an unglazed one yesterday, so will plop it in there with some orchid medium and sphagnum. I thought maybe it was a dendrobium, but Ken told me no. |
Mar 23, 2017 7:19 AM CST
|I know nothing about orchids but I'd guess Cattleya ... whatever it is, it's gorgeous! |
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Mar 23, 2017 7:52 AM CST
I would give it more sun, this one is just too happy adding growth only!
Mar 23, 2017 1:14 PM CST
Yes this looks to be from the Cattleya family..I would go easy on the sphagnum when you repot it..in fact I would leave the sphagnum out completely. A mix of bark, charcoal, large perlight , clay pebbles etc. would probably suit it just fine. I can't see from your picture if the Bulbs have one leaf or two...if they have two (bifoliate) you'll want to wait till you see active new roots before you pot it up..bifoliates are notorious sulkers if you disturb them at the wrong time.
Mar 23, 2017 1:46 PM CST
|Yes, I see from reading up on the Catts that the leaves are far too green. LOL. I will repot it and hang it so it gets some sun and not in the shade all the time.|