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Floofie sheath question

This is a discussion on Floofie sheath question within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a large Blc. cross that has had two empty sheaths on it for ...

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    Default Floofie sheath question

    I have a large Blc. cross that has had two empty sheaths on it for a few months. Now on two new growths, another two sheaths are developing. One is fat and the top opening to reveal buds developing (woo hoo). My question is this... Will the other sheaths develop now? Should I really ramp up the food....or should I now cut back on food. More water/less water??
    If this thing actually blooms you all may have to send out the medic's to treat me for shock! Floofies generally do not rebloom, even though I get sheaths. Maybe the change in feeding schedules and the addition occasionnally of some nitrogen and fish emulsion has actually worked...maybe they are just getting my hopes up again....
    All you floofie experts...HELP! I gotta get this thing to bloom or I'll go mental!
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    IMHO some times you get empty sheaths that stay empty for 6 months and then they develop and sometimes they stay empty just to taunt you. E-Veal Critters that they are. If you have fat budded sheaths you are doing right by the plant.
    Cin

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    Keep doing what you are doing, Connie. Sometimes the empty sheaths are just empty sheaths, but the ones with the buds ...

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    Yeah...sometimes empty sheaths are produced before the newer blooming leads..which is a good sign...you'll have flowers soon

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    Its definitely going to bloom....unless something awful happens! So far, so good.

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    Just a couple of weeks, Connie

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    Congrats! Cool picture, too. Can't wait to see the finished product. Good growing.

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    Like BD told me once " Be patient"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Like BD told me once " Be patient"!
    Patient??? Me??? lol Be serous! I have taken to telling my orchids that are just setting there, "Bloom dang it"!!

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    Dumb question alert! What is a "floofie"? That is awesome that you are getting blooms!

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