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    Which Cattleya walkeriana to choose?

    Hello everyone, I ask the expert collectors of Cattleya walkeriana which of these varieties are to be preferred. Thank you for your answers Cattleya walkeriana var Coerulea (Carmen x Br001) Cattleya walkeriana var. Coerulea (A-15 x Caliman) Cattleya walkeriana (Heitor x Thai´s Christina)...
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    C. walkeriana alba

    Hi Phred I would like to ask you in which media you grow your Walkeriana and with what type of pot do you use, thanks
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    Cattleya skinneri alba

    gorgeous
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    thanks for the reply Michael, you are very kind. I have already contacted Riccardo who lives two kilometers from my house. for the moment I want to grow only Cymbidium ensifolium and sinense. if I'm good then I'll go to Goeringii too. Thanks for all the advice you have given me, I will...
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    I live in Florence (Italy) and grow my classic Cymbidiums on a south-west facing terrace. The minimum temperature is rarely below freezing and in this case I cover them with non-woven fabric. Only Cymbidium aloifolium stays in the colder months (November-April) in a glassed-in veranda always...
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    hi jokerpass i followed your youtube course on oriental Cymbidiums and i would like to ask you how much sun they can get from october to april Hi jokerpass i followed your youtube course on oriental Cymbidiums and i would like to ask you how much sun they can get from october to april
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    I have already read your advice to fertilize must a little these Cymbidium and I plan to add 4or 5 pellet balls in the spring. But I ask you if you think adding algae extracts like Kelpak could be positive or not. Thank you
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    Hello from Italy

    Ciao Hegel io sto a Firenze
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    Thank you very much Jokerpass for the advice and for pointing me to Riccardo Senesi as a farmer in oriental Cymbidiem. he lives in Florence just like me and is already a friend of mine on Facebook. I will definitely contact him and if you don't mind I will come back to bother you for some other...
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    Cymbidium goeringii "Mangetsu" 日本春蘭「満月」-plucking flower buds.

    Hi Jokerpass I live in Italy and I don't have much experience with Chinese Cymbidiums. I would like to start with C. ensifolium which I have read to be the easiest to grow. Not finding in Italy the original potTing mix I ask you with what can I replace it to get closer? Thanks for the help you...
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    Rockwool chunks

    Thank you Ray
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    Potting Question

    Thank you Paphfreak, but when roots are inside the pot?
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    Potting Question

    but when you break the pot are you sure that the roots have not stuck to the surface?
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    Rockwool chunks

    Hi Ray if I'm not mistaken you suggest using a third of rock wool and two thirds of LECA. I ask you if this proportion can also be good for Cattleya
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