BACKBULBS, ROOTLESS: How Many to Leave on When Repotting Cattleyas

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago.

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No definite number, maybe 3 or 4. A75-803
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BACKBULBS: Practical Means of Propagation Cattleya sections should have three or four pseudobulbs with healthy leaves, firm, viable, dormant buds and perhaps a few good roots; give them even casual good culture during summer and they will produce new growths. A82-1140 0
BACKBULBS: Propagation For cataseturns and others, place the plant in a suitable mix (for catasetums or other genera) in a four-inch pot, moisten slightly and put in a clean, clear polyethylene bag to cover all parts, seal and leave in a shaded area to root. A81-688 0
BACKBULBS, ROOTLESS: Treatment and Culture Plant in small pots (in medium: 6 fir bark medium grind; 2 coarse peat moss; 1 redwood bark fibre; 1 Perlite) set bottom third in medium, give water; place each pot in plastic bag closed at top; place in bright light; watch for roots. A61-227; A69-614; A72-631 0

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