How far along was the growth when it rotted?'Mayu' HCC/AOS was awarded last year. This plant put out three growths this winter, and two of them have bloomed. The other one rotted off last week! These plants are so susceptible to rot, it can be very discouraging. This is why I'm making seed pods every year, because there's no telling when these plants will become brown piles of mush.
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My guess is water/fertilizer solution got into the basal leaf sheaths and provided an environment for bacteria to fester.
I submerged the pot in 2 tsp/gallon Physan and cut the bulb at the rhizome. The adjacent growths are green and firm but I will be watching carefully. After blooming I may remove that entire section of rhizome.
Haha some of my plants are from him lol. They are not cheap but worth every penny.Lovely things William.
FS Cattleya rex plants are as rare as hens teeth on eBay.
Someone that seems to sell this sort of thing is Steve Christofferson.
Check out the price of the rare FS cattleyas species that he’s sold.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see it with a minimum of at least 100 dollars, probably more.