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C forbesii over-potted???

Posted by granniek SC Texas (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 18, 10 at 14:19

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?

C. forbesii


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

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


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

Listen to Brooke, and do what she says.


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

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

--Stitz--


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

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.


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

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--


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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


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

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!


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RE: C forbesii over-potted???

" 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--


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