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Old 01-23-2022, 08:18 PM
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Ahh, I will have to keep that in mind. I want to see how successful I am with this cattleya before I invest in any more of them. I would hate to purchase more plants if I am not going to be successful. This has helped immensely. I will have to keep coming back for advice! Thank you all!!
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:23 PM
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Just got my orchid. The seller kindly included 2 extra oncidiums. I am having trouble posting picture. They are 6 inches tall or taller but small. Not sure about pot size either. any help appreciated!
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Orchid Dynasty in Salt Lake City (@orchiddynasty) posted this on their Instagram page yesterday, very good advice:

<<<<⚡️ 𝑪𝑼𝑳𝑻𝑼𝑹𝑨𝑳 𝑪𝑼𝑬𝑺 ⚡️>>>>
☀️ Bright- Very bright light
💧 Watered frequently while in active growth with a drier winter
🌡️ Hot- Intermediate
🪴 Using a coarse, stable potting media is a must with Cattleyas. This will allow frequent waterings and a quicker dry-down
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📝 If there is any genus I would recommend growing for any orchid grower it is 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙮𝙖. Forget 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 for the beginner 🚫 See while 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙨 have great attributes that encourage our friends just starting out, the 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙮𝙖 is the great teacher of the orchid world 🌎
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Unfortunately the same things that make Phals the work horse of our plant designs- long lasting blooms that seem to go on and on with little care in bad conditions, contribute to confusion about proper orchid care. And let’s face it, absolutely none of the 🧊 BS or “water culture”💩would be around if 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 weren’t soooo good at (barely) surving this treatment. I always like to remind people- orchids are very good at a “slow death”. Sorry to burst your bubble but the stunted leaf your plant put out after you moved it to “perlite semi-hydro” is not a good sign, It’s a sign of desperation 🥀😩
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By grasping orchid culture through growing 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙮𝙖, you will open doors to success in growing many other orchids. This is the 🔑 You can have many successes in the majority of other orchid groups by learning to grow 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙮𝙖 long term. This is because for all of the great qualities our beloved 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 posses, they have more in common with growing 𝘼𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙑𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙨 than they do other orchids
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But don’t toss all of your 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙨 🚮 just grow them more like 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙮𝙖 and you will have more success with them. They will thank you with better growth and more flowers 🙏
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:01 PM
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BS water-culture and "semi-hydro pearlite" had me crackin' up
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