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Rhyncholaelia glauca

This is a discussion on Rhyncholaelia glauca within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a rhyncolaelia glauca on a mount and have had it for years. It ...

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    I have a rhyncolaelia glauca on a mount and have had it for years. It must have 75 pseudobulbs. I treat it like a cat. It grows outside in summer and has many new growths but hasn't had but one bloom in several years. I don't even know how I could split it if that's what's needed. All pseudobulbs have leaves. How can I get it to bloom?

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    How much light does it get? Got a photo of the plant?

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    I have a rhyncolaelia glauca on a mount and have had it for years. It must have 75 pseudobulbs. I treat it like a cat. It grows outside in summer and has many new growths but hasn't had but one bloom in several years. I don't even know how I could split it if that's what's needed. All pseudobulbs have leaves. How can I get it to bloom?
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    If Rhyncholaelia glauca is growing well enough to have 75 pseudobulbs but hasn't flowered it needs more light, more than typical Catts certainly. If you are using lots of nitrogen fertilizer that could be adding to the problem.

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    Well I think that's what it is. The tag has been gone forever. I'll post a photo if I can figure out how to do so.

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    I have no photo of the plant in bloom but it has had at least 4 hours of full sun all summer and will be under the brightest lights 4,000 fc plus a natural light south facing window all winter with the cats. However, since it is mounted and so large I have it hanging to the side of the lights from an upper shelf. I have taken photos all around the mount. Also discovered scale on a couple of older leaves. It looks old but any help on cleaning off this puzzle of a plant with so many roots and leaves would be welcome.

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    I very seldom fertilize, only when plants are outside in summer every couple of weeks but this year went only with the Michigan State suggested stuff.
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    The plant looks right for Rl. glauca, and obviously healthy. 4000fc is a good goal for this species, but hard to provide on all sides of such a large plant.

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    Rhy. Like more light than catts..ur plant looks a healthy green..they need their uppermost tolerance for light...leaves take on a reddish tinge...that's what you are looking for...
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