Cattleya velutinas

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Great to see this species here. Both clones are absolutely gorgeous. 👌 👌
 

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Many thanks.I love this sp., for a long time i had no success with them.Now i grow them in pot, i use 25 mm nz bark as media, i give them 500 uS peters , every waterings, rain water+peters with ca/mg, in spring 3:1:1 shifting ratio to 1:1:1 till fall.In winter time i water my catts only once per month.Humidity is high, around 80%, light level is 30-35 000 lux , 14 hours/day.
 
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DrLeslieEe

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Wow once a month in winter. Mine will wither away lol due to low indoors humidity from heaters.
 
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Wow once a month in winter. Mine will wither away lol due to low indoors humidity from heaters.
Yes, but there is relatively low temp ( 18-20 C) and high humidity ( cca. 90 %) in winter time in my GH.
 

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What a neat pair - especially in the second photo one can really appreciate their gorgeousness! 😍
 

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Many thanks.I love this sp., for a long time i had no success with them.Now i grow them in pot, i use 25 mm nz bark as media, i give them 500 uS peters , every waterings, rain water+peters with ca/mg, in spring 3:1:1 shifting ratio to 1:1:1 till fall.In winter time i water my catts only once per month.Humidity is high, around 80%, light level is 30-35 000 lux , 14 hours/day.
Are the Peters : Ca : Mg ratios expressed in weight and not in volume? Are the two salts used to provide Ca and Mg in effect Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulphate respectively?
 

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Are the Peters : Ca : Mg ratios expressed in weight and not in volume? Are the two salts used to provide Ca and Mg in effect Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulphate respectively?
I don t know.I bought as peters for rain water with ca and mg...
 

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I boughtvtwo types of peters: growing mix and blossoom booster.I use these two types .
 
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