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Catt sheath

This is a discussion on Catt sheath within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hola everyone! I'm fairly new to Catts. I've owned a few in the past with ...

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    Hola everyone! I'm fairly new to Catts. I've owned a few in the past with little luck (though they were early in my orchid addiction stage). I'm getting better at taking care of these guys, and I've had one bloom thus far. My question is about the sheath on a Catt. I have one that I got very excited about as it put out a new sheath about five weeks ago. I've been patiently waiting for a sign of a spike or anything from the sheath, but nothing has happened since the development of the sheath. Is this a normal time frame? Should I have seen more growth by now? How do I know that I'm still on the right track to getting this guy to bud?

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    often the first sheath you see will not produce flowers (especially if it looks like a miniature sheath). sometimes they will though. some catts will bloom while the growth is still maturing, others after a little while, and some after a long while.

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    I had a similar experience this winter. One of my Catts put up a sheath and the spike followed soon after. Another put up a sheath and ignored it, and I thought I'd have to wait another year to see it bloom. Then 3 months later, I saw buds forming in the sheath. They all vary. Patience!


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