Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Cattleya growing tip

Susan Taylor, BellaOnline's Orchids Editor, posted a growing tip today for cattleyas: "Remove dried sheaths from Cattleya Alliance orchids".

Susan explains that removing the dried sheathing from cattleya pseudobulbs will help to "prevent buildup of moisture...This also provides more surface for photosynthesis activity. Insects, particularly scale insects, find Cattleya Alliance plants attractive." Susan also explains that dried sheathing on pseudobulbs can serve as hiding places for insects.


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