Cattleya walkeriana ‘Perfection’

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  1. May 24, 2020 at 2:24 AM #1

    Phred

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    This walker is an offspring of ‘Perfect Blush’. This will be fun to use in a cross.
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    Guldal and abax like this.
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    Bob in Albany N.Y.

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    Always loved the shape of walkeriana but have had trouble growing them. I was told to grow them in baskets without media or on cork. They both died on me.
     
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    I grow them in Hydroton in clay pots and in the house. So far so good.
     
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    So how often do you water them when they are potted like that?
     
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    In the house in the winter I water every 4th day with no fertilizer. In the summer outside it depends on the weather. If it’s dry and warm/hot I water or mist every day. They like to dry out between.
     
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    Thanks for cultural tips!
    Indoors, what light do you use and fc?
     
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    I use SunBlaster HO T5 florescent bulbs with the reflector 6500K I believe.

    Also, IMO if the pseudobulbs are shriveling over the winter they need more water. I don think they should be so dry over the winter.
     

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