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Cattleya maxima strange growth

This is a discussion on Cattleya maxima strange growth within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just discovered this on an old pseudobulb of my Cattleya maxima. She has never ...

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    Default Cattleya maxima strange growth

    I just discovered this on an old pseudobulb of my Cattleya maxima. She has never flowered for me yet. Se has a very big strong new growth that I hope will give a sheath one of these days. I could swear this growth wasn't there a few days ago. Any idea of what it could be?

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    Flower bud congrats Jesus soon it will give you a nice maxima.

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    So it can be bud right away with out growing sheath first?!

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    For me....it will soon give you flower!!! Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    So it can be bud right away with out growing sheath first?!
    Yes Svetlana I saw many times even right now my Catt forbesii in bud without sheath very interesting and weird.

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    Great, fantastic. The only problem is that now I'll be even more impatient.
    I have a forbesii as well with four big strong new growths. I check her every day to see if I can discover the start of a sheath.

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    We are a 'needy' bunch!

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    Congrats! New blooms on the way!
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    I've seen most types of cattleya's grow blooms without sheath's, but it happens rarely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    Great, fantastic. The only problem is that now I'll be even more impatient.
    I have a forbesii as well with four big strong new growths. I check her every day to see if I can discover the start of a sheath.
    Orquiadicto, did this ever bloom fully?

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