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This is a discussion on Missing Lip within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This plant recently bloomed with 8 flowers. I notice that one does not have a ...

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    Default Missing Lip

    This plant recently bloomed with 8 flowers. I notice that one does not have a lip. I don't think a criiter ate it, so could this be some type of genetic defect?
    I haven't seen this before.

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    I've no clue...but gosh, the pore lil thing looks kinda nekkid, doesn't it???

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    I just assumed it got "lippy" with you and you showed who's boss, Dave.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I just assumed it got "lippy" with you and you showed who's boss, Dave.

    LOL!

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    "Lipless" cattleyas are not so uncommon. That flower could not remember how to make a lip, that's all. Next bloom will be normal. Are you using any chemicals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I just assumed it got "lippy" with you and you showed who's boss, Dave.
    I thought the same thing. As the page was opening, I was thinking "Don't give me any lip!" and I guess that's what it did!

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    Am I using any chemicals? Well I did drop a little acid back in the 60's. There may have been some cannabis in Nam but I've been clean for a while. Oh, maybe you meant for the PLANT! I use MSU fertilizer and a little touch of methane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEC View Post
    Am I using any chemicals? Well I did drop a little acid back in the 60's. There may have been some cannabis in Nam but I've been clean for a while. Oh, maybe you meant for the PLANT! I use MSU fertilizer and a little touch of methane.
    lol Too funny!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEC View Post
    Am I using any chemicals? Well I did drop a little acid back in the 60's. There may have been some cannabis in Nam but I've been clean for a while. Oh, maybe you meant for the PLANT! I use MSU fertilizer and a little touch of methane.
    I deserve that for not been specific. Methane? (I'll probably get a snappy answer for that, jejej)
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    Haha, I think it normal for a plant to have weird flowers sometimes(NOT ALWAYS) I had a Phal. had to flower stuck!!
    It should be normal the next blooming.
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