Re: Orchids, and Upper Traps
Thu, 17 Mar 94 12:47:45 EST

<<I can't resist putting my two cents. The Cattleyas are warm growers that
prefer high light levels. They should be watered every couple of weeks. You
might also look at the fertilizer that you are using. High nitrogen would
promote leaf growth, but possibly inhibit flowering. I believe that Orchid
growers use a low nitrogen fertilizer when trying to promote flowering.>>

True, high nitrogen fertilizers should be used when new growths are starting
up untill they harden off. Then there should be a short rest period. After
this rest they should be given low nitrogen fertilizer to promote flowering.