Posted by Maike on May 08, 2003 at 17:58:48:
In Reply to: Catalaya Orchid posted by Anne on April 30, 2003 at 10:26:08:
Well, first I've got to say that I'm a newbie on this board...I'm German and living in Berlin...18 years old etc...
Now about the Cattleya...Cattleyas need a rest, that meens, while their not growing, they want to have a cooler place and less water, no fertilizer! This could be a reason, why it didn't bloom so far.
Did you ever repot it? What about the roots? If the plant is doing a sapling (I hope, it's the right word...)you should repot in orchid substrate, a drainage of styrofoam or bloated clay will do fine (about 1/4 of the pot).
Hope I'd helped :)