Repotting Cattleya? Transplant into our Hydroponic
System and you'll see amazing results!
healthy Cattleya requires a
material that drains easily and provides plenty of space for air
flow around the roots. This
material should not compact or breakdown because Cattleya
roots decay quickly without good air circulation and too much
pebbles in our system are perfect for this!
growing in a clay pot.
pebbles for a couple of hours (or overnight) in a solution of 2-3
TBS of K-L-N Rooting Solution per gallon of water. KLN promotes new
root growth while resisting disease.
Save soaking solution for watering new transplant later.
plant by carefully breaking clay pot.
all moss from root system. |
tools, cut away all discolored and mushy roots. Be
and cut away any damaged or hollow roots.
a hose, rinse away old roots and potting
plant has a healthy root system - it's ready
for our system! Notice that all the old roots have been cut away.
the bottom of the culture pot with pebbles, then insert the orchid. For
stability, plant a little deeper than with other mixes. Don't worry,
clay pebbles at the top are always dry.
pack down pebbles, making sure there are no
air gaps between the pebbles and the roots.
plant. Looks good!
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Transplanting Cattleya" |