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I've tried threatening it but...

This is a discussion on I've tried threatening it but... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by lja If the leaf axils (where the leaf joins the pseudobulb) don't ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    If the leaf axils (where the leaf joins the pseudobulb) don't have any tough, dried out spike leftovers coming from them where the spikes have been cut off--you can never cut close enough to make them disappear completely--the plant's still a seedling and just hasn't matured enough yet to bloom. Like many standard-sized Catts, Laelias can take 7 or 8 years to go from flask to bloom. Assuming your plant has never been divided, subtract the number of PBs it has from eight, and that's just about how many years you have left to go until it flowers. It may flower sooner for you, but just don't expect it.
    From what I have, it should be another 2 years to bloom. Maybe (hopefully) sooner.

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    Well, you said you cut off two dead PBs, and it's got two new growths coming. This just may be the year! So don't give up on it quite yet....

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