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Cattleya blooms?

This is a discussion on Cattleya blooms? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have never really grown cattleyas from start, always had bought them when flowering and ...

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    maggs is offline Senior Member
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    Default Cattleya blooms?

    I have never really grown cattleyas from start, always had bought them when flowering and sadly they would die, but I got these two plants from a friend and like always there were no roots so I tried putting them on the pieces of dried tree branches and cover them with some coconut fiber to keep the roots from drying out too much and well now I see what I think may be a bloom coming out of the two of them, but just in case I put the photos up here to find out if that is what this is, one has two where one is hidden and it is smaller and the other has one so far, I have been using some Epsom salts mixed with another fertilizer but about twice a month I use that, and drench them every afternoon with water because the days are a bit hot and the branch will dry out too quicklyName:  CIMG1013a.jpg
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    Roots like very healthy and pseudo bulbs are also plump and thats a good sign. I am not able to see any buds from the photos. may be the photo angle is as such. wish you all the best for the blooms.

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    those are new growths coming out. they will develop leaves as they mature, and then MAYBE flowers. you can see an old flower stem in the upper left corner of the second photo.

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    Looks good.

    Yep, that is a new growth, not a flower. I have a number at this stage too! Looking for flowers in the future from them.

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    Oh boy I was really looking forward to seeing flowers but everything takes time and greater rewards in the end, glad though for a fuller plant

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    New growth is good growth. Considering the alternative you've managed to rescue a plant you had poor luck with before .

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