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Old 11-27-2021, 11:11 AM
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can't add anything to this. Doesn't look strong enough, Dropping it won/'t have effected it much.

I don't grow catasetums to be able to advise anyway, I have methods to try to strengthen orchids but if one isn't allowed to water these then my remedies would not be allowed.

It does interest me but not enough to get a Catasetum to grow myself. I thought they were easy but this situation looks far from that
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Dropping it won/'t have effected it much.
Dropping it adds stress to a plant that is barely hanging on. Therefore, dropping will have major effects to this plant.
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Can't add anything to this. Doesn't look strong enough, Dropping it won/'t have effected it much.
Totally agree about dropping ----- wouldn't have affected it much. Catasetums are pretty darn tough. They can handle it.
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Hey guys! Some good news, I just found out it made a new growth today (or perhaps it had been making it for some time and I just didn't notice it?). Is there any chances of this growth making it?




The bad news (or maybe good news?) is that in my sad state after figuring my catasetum might die, I bought another fredclarkeara and well, I don't think I'm doing it right. I did email the seller beforehand about if it was time to water and she said that I could regularly water and fertilize. However I realized as soon as I got it that there was a bruise forming (from transport unfortunately) and that recently a few of the new roots starting to form died (that little black thing at the base was unfortunately a root ). I'm just confused, should I hold back on the watering till more roots grow? I was waiting till the top roots were dry/white but maybe I shouldn't have. Any help would be appreciated!


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That is good news. About the new growth.

Now ----- regarding watering. I know for a fact that --- at least for Fdk. plants ----- as long as the temperature is nice --- relatively warm, and not 'cold' ----- then keeping the media moist ---- as you are doing right now ----- is absolutely fine.

Issues just generally arise if the temperature is like winter cold ----- such as NZ winter cold. That is cold plus wet can be problematic when the orchid is developing new roots.

But right now - NZ should be fine maybe. And also - not enough gentle air-movement in a growing area can lead to issues too. Eg. still-air environments can be an issue. So if you have good temperature etc ------ then it will be just fine.

Fdk plants are really tough in tropical conditions. I know they're pretty much indestructible in the tropics here - that's if we help the plant to defend against the nasty spider-mites.


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On the old plant, I hope it springs back! Is the new growth about halfway up the bulb?

On the new plant, I would keep it dry for a month or so in order to give the new roots time to stretch out and look for water. Here's a care guide that might come in handy: Sunset Valley Orchids - Superior Hybrids for Orchid Enthusiasts

What is the media they're growing in?
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That is good news. About the new growth.

Now ----- regarding watering. I know for a fact that --- at least for Fdk. plants ----- as long as the temperature is nice --- relatively warm, and not 'cold' ----- then keeping the media moist ---- as you are doing right now ----- is absolutely fine.

Issues just generally arise if the temperature is like winter cold ----- such as NZ winter cold. That is cold plus wet can be problematic when the orchid is developing new roots.

But right now - NZ should be fine maybe. And also - not enough gentle air-movement in a growing area can lead to issues too. Eg. still-air environments can be an issue. So if you have good temperature etc ------ then it will be just fine.

Fdk plants are really tough in tropical conditions. I know they're pretty much indestructible in the tropics here - that's if we help the plant to defend against the nasty spider-mites.

I keep it in my display cabinet with fans on 24/7 on a heat mat, so hopefully it's enough to keep it happy!

Speaking of spider mites though, I found some on some of my bonsai earlier yesterday! A travesty!

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On the old plant, I hope it springs back! Is the new growth about halfway up the bulb?

On the new plant, I would keep it dry for a month or so in order to give the new roots time to stretch out and look for water. Here's a care guide that might come in handy: Sunset Valley Orchids - Superior Hybrids for Orchid Enthusiasts

What is the media they're growing in?
Yep! it is, I'm kinda worried about whether I should repot it or something since it's kinda high up above the medium.


Okay, will keep it dry for a month then! I'll be looking into that guide today too!

When the plant arrived, a bunch of the bark had fallen out, so I put some fern fibre in it since it was all I had on me. It's basically a top layer fern fibre with the middle and bottom being just bark I think.
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Yep! it is, I'm kinda worried about whether I should repot it or something since it's kinda high up above the medium.
When the roots start to pop out, you can pull the plant out of the pot and place it sideways so the new growth is close to the media. Be sure to secure the plant in the pot so it doesn't wiggle.

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When the plant arrived, a bunch of the bark had fallen out, so I put some fern fibre in it since it was all I had on me. It's basically a top layer fern fibre with the middle and bottom being just bark I think.
Ah, interesting! I haven't seen fern fiber in a long time!
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