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BACKBULBS, ROOTLESS: Treatment and Culture

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago.

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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
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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
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