C forbesii over-potted???

Sheila(8b SW Texas)April 18, 2010

I just received this plant and I'm wondering if I should repot it. It appears to have been recently repotted and I'd hate to keep disturbing it. Any thoughts?

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highjack(z6 KY)

Yes I think it is over potted. Don't worry about disturbing it, I see a couple of new growths and new roots. This is the appropriate time to do it.

They do prefer slightly less light than a "regular" catt and also to never totally dry out.

They also bloom a couple of times a year :>)

Brooke

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 2:27PM
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orchid126(z6, NJ)

Listen to Brooke, and do what she says.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 2:59PM
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stitzelweller(Md)

repot it, asap, into a smaller container. The newly emerging roots are your indicator that NOW is the "right" time.

--Stitz--

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 5:06PM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Thx guys. Just needed to confirm my 'gut' feeling.

Brooke, sounds like you grow this one. Does it bloom as a young plant? This smallish plant was advertised as BS and it does look like it has a dried sheath. Thx for the culture info.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 7:36PM
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stitzelweller(Md)

Sheila, I have grown Cattleya forbesii for decades. This species blooms more easily than others. It also has an unfortunate trait -- it can bloom itself to death.

--Stitz--

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 11:43PM
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highjack(z6 KY)

I do have it Shiela and yours looks to be BS.

Stitz I must remember your excuse - very unique - much better than I carked it :>)

Brooke

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 6:23AM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Ahhh Stitz, If you've had it for decades, you obviously enjoy it enough to keep purchasing it. I'm very much looking forward to seeing it bloom!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 9:30AM
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stitzelweller(Md)

" Ahhh Stitz, If you've had it for decades, you obviously enjoy it enough to keep purchasing it.

truer words have never been spoken! :)

--Stitz--

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 10:42AM
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