Cattl. mossiae

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Guldal

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Lovely and you too have an erect dorsal!
What can I do, but echo David!

Before I read his comment, by the way, I was considering praising the flowers upright dorsal (á la: nice to see for once a Catt with an upright dorsal)- but was a bit weary, whether such a comment would antagonize the hardcore kernel of Catt-people here! 🤭
 

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Beautiful, glad this one survived the spring clean out!
 

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I’m jealous again of everyone’s mossiae in bloom. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Beautifull flowering !. What is your fertilization regime to obtain such a beautiful bloom. (Nitrogen ppm and distribution frequency please)
 

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Beautifull flowering !. What is your fertilization regime to obtain such a beautiful bloom. (Nitrogen ppm and distribution frequency please)
600 uS , every waterings, in winter 300 uS.Fertilizers are Peters Excel Ca+Mg and Peters Blossom Booster, in spring 3:1 and shifted to 1:1 gradually till fall.Water is rain water, measured conductivity about 50 uS here.I attached a pic, purpurata with 6 buds on one stem.
 

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Watering once per week in summer, once per 3 weeks in winter, but depends on sunshine, of course.
 

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@ dodidoki
Thank you dodidoki for your infos.
[600 uS , every waterings, in winter 300 uS.Fertilizers are Peters Excel Ca+Mg and Peters Blossom Booster, in spring 3:1 and shifted to 1:1 gradually till fall.Water is rain water, measured conductivity about 50 uS here.I attached a pic, purpurata with 6 buds on one stem.]

If you use the Peters CalMag Grower when your conductivity is 600 µS the nitrogen content of your solution (which is the most important) would be around 90 ppm (mgr/L). In fact, the technical data sheet of this fertilizer mentions a conductivity of 1000 µS with a concentration of 1 gr/L or 150 mgr/L of nitrogen. This seems very high to me. Is a such high nitrogen content common among Cattleya producers?
 

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Maybe high, but some grower use much higher cc, I heard 1000 uS....i would never try it....600 uS works for me.
 
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