Catasetum Orchid Care: Growing, Dormancy, Watering, Fertilizing, Reblooming, Repotting

This orchid tutorial is about Catasetum Orchid Care. These very easy to grow orchids have a distinct growing cycle and a dormant cycle. In the growing period, catasetum orchids require tremendous amounts of water and fertilizing, reason for which semi hydro with self watering pots works the best for me.
In their dormancy period, catasetum orchids require very little water, if at all.
The light these orchids require is very easy to provide, about 2500-3500 fc is considered to be enough.
Reblooming this orchids is very easy. Most of them will push up a spike at the end of their growing season, before loosing their leaves or sometimes soon after that.
Watering and fertilizing catasetums is the key to grow and rebloom this orchids succesfully. I use 150 ppm of N at every watering.
Repotting Catasetum orchids is best to be done just as their new growth appears. Here is how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfF4CpjdjLU&feature=youtu.be
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✿ My environment:
Temperate climate, hot summers and cold and snowy winters
40-80% humidity
House is maintain at min 20 C and max 26C
Balcony is kept at min 16C and max 29C
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✿ What I use in my Growing Area:

Media:
LECA – Pokon, but you can try these instead https://amzn.to/2CQcrJi
Bark https://amzn.to/2C1vmzm, https://amzn.to/2AHMtXh, https://amzn.to/2SFjGJR (I use dr soil, but this brand is not available in USA)
Sphagnum Moss – https://amzn.to/2FcikSN

Fertilizer and suppliments:
MSU Orchid fertilizer for osmosis / rain water https://amzn.to/2C6BhD4
CalMag https://amzn.to/2H0eejc
Silicon https://amzn.to/2SHbZmg

Pots, containers, baskets:
Self watering pots https://amzn.to/2slIlYp
Wooden Vanda baskets https://amzn.to/2SAoaRD

Lighting:
Gemma Led Lights 50 W https://www.gemma-led.com/cob-grow-li…
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