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Spike or Sprout on mt LC?

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    LC Mem. Robert Strait 'Carmela':
    I thought to begin with this was a p-bulb sprout, but then this morning it looks to me more like a flower spike.

    Some of the pix are a bit blurry because i had a hard time holding the leaf above so that you could see the new growth. This is growing from the base of an old p-bulb, as i tried to show you.

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    It is a new growth but it may bloom from it, time will tell. Catts don't generally grow a separate "flower spike"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    It is a new growth but it may bloom from it, time will tell. Catts don't generally grow a separate "flower spike"
    That is why I suspected it to be a new p-bulb. But then I saw the 'nectar' , and what is appearing to be the little sheath the flower emerges from, so got very excited. Could it be that it grows bulb and blooms at the same time? And why is the growth attached to the old p-bulb? I thought they came out separately, but I know nothing!

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    One if this hybrids parents is C walkeriana, that develops a separate, leafless growth to bloom. I doubt if this hybrid would do the same thing. The p-bulb will further develop as the growth matures. As the leaf opens, you may see a flower sheath inside. New growth develop from a short rhizome from base of last years p-bulb.

    Memoria Robert Strait is no longer an Lc but a Cattleya due to the taxanomic changes. It is a beautiful hybrid!! Hope it blooms for your from this new growth!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    One if this hybrids parents is C walkeriana, that develops a separate, leafless growth to bloom. I doubt if this hybrid would do the same thing. The p-bulb will further develop as the growth matures. As the leaf opens, you may see a flower sheath inside. New growth develop from a short rhizome from base of last years p-bulb.

    Memoria Robert Strait is no longer an Lc but a Cattleya due to the taxanomic changes. It is a beautiful hybrid!! Hope it blooms for your from this new growth!!
    Thanks! and thanks about the name change...how can anyone keep up? My LC is a Catt., my Pot is a Rhyn---something.....So we shall see if my Laelia is still a Laelia when I post it!

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    LOL possibly not. Many Laelias were switch to Cattleyas..That is why your Lc ic now a Catt hahaha

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    My Mem. Robert Strait is at nearly the exact same stage, right down to the excess of 'nectar' (this seems to be a VERY 'dewey' plant). But the growth on mine is a bit more open; you can definitely see that it is a leaf. BUT, I am also expecting to see flowers this year - hopefully we'll both be happy on that front

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    [QUOTE=nlnelson;354375]My Mem. Robert Strait is at nearly the exact same stage, right down to the excess of 'nectar' (this seems to be a VERY 'dewey' plant). But the growth on mine is a bit more open; you can definitely see that it is a leaf. BUT, I am also expecting to see flowers this year - hopefully we'll both be happy on that front

    Best to you! i tod a society member that my Catts had until September to bloom, or the shall be put on the block! Hope the Catts understood their expectations!

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