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Cattleya loddigesii - flowering and rooting time

This is a discussion on Cattleya loddigesii - flowering and rooting time within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everyone. I have a few questions about one of my Cattleya loddigesii's that I ...

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    Hello everyone.
    I have a few questions about one of my Cattleya loddigesii's that I consider to be near blooming size. Ive had this plant for about a year and a half and I have been getting a new growth starting every winter and summer, so a new growth is beginning to mature now. My first question for people familiar with this species is it possible to get blooms on either growth in the early spring or fall? My second question is when does this species normally make roots, before or after flowering? As mine has not flowered I am unable to tell but if this species is known to only produce roots after flowering then the appearance of new roots on my seedling would indicate that that particular growth will not bloom.
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    Moved to the Orchid Culture section on the forum.

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    bifoliate cats are so picky about repotting time. i only repot mine when they have 1/2 inch new roots. i have lost a few due to repotting at the wrong time.
    hope this helps a little.
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    Cattleya loddigesii is a very adaptable plant, but prefers intermediate temperatures, (65-85 F daytime, 45-60 F night time), humidity over 50% and bright filtered light (60% shade). We grow them at higher temperatures at our Niteroi location,(avg. Summer 90 F day and 68 nights) but they seem to have better flowers under the cooler conditions listed above. They adapt well to different potting mediums, the most common being tree bark or tree fern bark but have seen them grown in other media as well. They also can be mounted. Watering conditions vary with the growing medium and temperatures but normally they like be water thoroughly and let to dry somewhat before water again, making sure the water drains from the pot. Mounted plants will need to be watered more frequently. Fertilizing with a high nitrogen fertilizer once a week at half strength is recommended.

    If you are not getting blooms. you may not be getting a large enough temperature difference night/ day.

    However, does this orchid need to

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    Thanks for the replies.
    The new growth is now mature, the sheath is starting to yellow (I found a description saying the spike develops from a dry sheath so all is not lost).
    The growth has also started to make new roots which I am not sure what that means for flowering time but I did repot it.
    This current growth is a about 8'' (20cm) which is probably a bit small to flower since most descriptions I have found describe the species as 12-15' (30-40cm) tall.
    The other loddigesii I have is a tetraploid which are supposed to flower smaller and be less vigorous then diploid types.
    For my loddigesii 4N this is true as the largest growth is about 5 1/2' (14cm) tall and its growth cycle is about two months behind the diploid as its 'summer' growth is not yet very large.
    Feel free to give your opinions.

    Also if it helps the specific varieties I have are:
    C. loddigesii punctata 'AWZ' x 'AWZ6'
    C. loddigesii 4N x outcross

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    C. loddigesii can bloom anytime from spring through fall. Mine bloomed in May and looks like it's going to bloom again soon. Aug and Sept are the most common months for blooming. I haven't paid any attention to when it makes roots so I'm afraid I can't answer that. Mine has a large number of aerial roots.

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