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This is a discussion on Who Votes For..... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ths Spots....Who votes for sunburn? And who votes for something else....you have to fill in ...

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    Ths Spots....Who votes for sunburn? And who votes for something else....you have to fill in the "something else"?






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    I'm just guessing...looks like it's getting the high end of sunlight....not necessarily a bad thing, but you might pull it back a couple inches. I'll defer final opinions to the really well seasoned members around here. I'm still new....even after a couple years....compared to some of our senior members and I've not seen everything quite yet. That may take another ten or twenty years.....maybe longer I can be slow.
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    but nice sheath by the way.....can't wait to see the flower

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    Hmmm Did you get water droplets on it out in the sun?

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    Sun spots. Nothing to worry about. It means it is getting enough light to bloom.

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    Yup. Those look like normal sun spots to me.

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    I like to call them sun freckles, they happen a lot down here.
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    may be from sun but it could also be fungal.

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    Ithink it is a combination of a bit too much sun and the magnification of lite from water droplets....I know the plant is OK and can't wait to see the flowers...it has 2 sheaths soon to open!

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    My question is about the sheath. Do they always look like this before blooming? I ask because my firt Catt alliance to try to bloom for me has a sheath.......it's a nice green color but doesn't appear to have anything inside (dry sheath?). Does it take 'forever' for the buds to show up?
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    Hey, Al, This same question was asked elsewhere and I don't know the full answer but my reply was this...I have a catt that has had 2 sheaths for several months, one of which is now turning yellow. They appear to be empty because when I transilluminate them there "ain't" nothin'. So for now I just watch them and hope that a spike will begin to grow.....

    These two sheaths are on the same plant; one yellow and the other still green.




    This sheath is from the same plant as posted for this thread and you can see the emerging spike at the base.

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