C. walkeriana alba

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Hi Phred can you tell me if you follow the instructions of Charles and Margaret L. Baker about Cattleya Walkeriana?
Winter days average 74-76F (23-24C), and nights average 50-53F (10-12C), with a diurnal range of 23-24F (13C).
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Hi Phred can you tell me if you follow the instructions of Charles and Margaret L. Baker about Cattleya Walkeriana?
Winter days average 74-76F (23-24C), and nights average 50-53F (10-12C), with a diurnal range of 23-24F (13C).
Thank you so much for your answer
Hello spes1959,
I do not follow Charles Baker’s culture recommendations for C. walkeriana... I am familiar with them but because I grow in the house I don’t have the luxury of adjusting my conditions to my plants. I have about 4000 Paphiopedilum and about 150 C. walkeriana and they’re all in the same area. The heat is set at 72°F for the winter and the temperature only varies up/down a couple degrees as the furnace cycles on and off. I water November through February with no fertilizer and in March I start to fertilize. Somewhere around the middle of April, when temperatures are no longer dipping below 45°F, I put the walkers outside for the summer. I leave them outside until the temperatures start dipping back down below 45°F which is generally around mid October.
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Thanks Phred your experience and knowledge on walkers comforts me. Thank you and I congratulate you again for the wonderful collection you have
 

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Fred, I saw your thread not before now but I think belated said is better than never said.....these white flowers are great, a real feast for the eyes.

........I have about 4000 Paphiopedilum and about 150 C. walkeriana .........
Wow, that's what I call an impressive collection.
 

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