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Curious about Zygo p-bulb size

This is a discussion on Curious about Zygo p-bulb size within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; When I bought my Zygo Advance Australia the p-bulb it had was fairly small, and ...

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    Default Curious about Zygo p-bulb size

    When I bought my Zygo Advance Australia the p-bulb it had was fairly small, and it had two spikes. It ended up blasting the spikes but that's another story. Once it began shooting up new growths, the bulbs is produced are monsters comparatively.
    The only reason I'm curious is because I recently purchased another in the Zygo family with much smaller p-bulbs - like the one my first plant had. Is it normal for them to grow to such a size? The AA seems to be thriving (except for the little bit of brown rot it had - and seems to be over). I have been feeding it with Better Gro fert, and just this past watering switched to the MSU blend. Is it simply a sign of the plant maturing? Should I expect larger p-bulbs on my other Zygo in the future? Photos of the AA for reference:
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    And while we're on the topic: this one seems to grow kind of sideways...is there any good way I can correct that or is it too late? The newer growths are more up and down, but the p-bulbs are all kind of on their sides.

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    I own 1 zygo, so not an expert, but the one I have, and the BS ones I have seen do have large pbulbs. Do post pics of yours in bloom when you can!

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    There's new growth on this one coming now, so I'm hoping for another spike in a few months!
    The other one is here: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ing-bloom.html

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    Oh, I forgot about that one--gorgeous! Yes, my zygonsia does have smaller bulbs than does the zygosepalum.

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    Cool. Thanks for the info!

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