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Catopsis berteroniana

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#1 Guest_il brettio_*

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 18:52 PM

Very soon I will receive a Catopsis berteroniana: I would want grow it in half quartz and half peat and in winter in bright but not warmed terrarium. Is it well done?

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 21:19 PM

Sounds OK, but a terrarium is not necessary. I grow the plant on a windowsill.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:27 AM

Hello :D .

Aidan, do you have to spray the plant very often? Does it grow erect and show the yellow colour which can sometimes be seen in wild specimens?

I'm asking because i'm thinking to get one for my windowsill among bromeliads and orchids, in front of a south-east exposed picture window.

Thanks for replying :( .


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:39 AM

I don't spray the plant at all and it is erect and very green. It is in fact almost a metre back from the window and would perhaps be yellow with more light.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 14:03 PM

That's interesting Aidan! I'd always thought of Catopsis berteroniana as one of those plants I'd never get a chance to grow because of lack of resourses and equipment!

Maybe I'll give it a try sometime.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 14:36 PM

do you know, if there is anybody who has one for sale ?
Aidan, do you have a photo of the plants on your windowsill ?


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 14:45 PM

I assure you, you don't really want to see the disaster area that is my kitchen... :wink:

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 16:51 PM

I've got two, both in pure decomposed granite. They both sit in pots without standing water, and one is nestled in between my Heliamphora and the other among the Highland Nepenthes. On warm days those areas get 1 minute overhead mist every day.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 18:57 PM

Sounds OK, but a terrarium is not necessary. I grow the plant on a windowsill.

Thank you
Excuse me still: how much water do you give?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 19:12 PM

Grow a plant in quartz, surely not the pure rock because that cost alot right :?:


whats the difference between granite and decomposed granite, is that to do with he radioactivity of the rock, or that it is just broken up :?:

Thanks, sorry if I'm being picky or asking the obvious, but I just don't understand.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 19:28 PM

As much as it needs...

I keep the tank topped up regularly and water the media sparingly perhaps once a week.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:48 AM

I grow mine on cork bark like some orchids ,some lecanopteris, some dischidia ,etc :suicide_fool-edit:

I have 2 or 3 little in swap (PM please)


Edited by jeff 1, 18 May 2008 - 09:51 AM.