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My question is about Potinaras

This is a discussion on My question is about Potinaras within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Pot. Caesar's Head 'Carolina Autumn', it has bloomed once for me in ...

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    Post My question is about Potinaras

    I have a Pot. Caesar's Head 'Carolina Autumn', it has bloomed once for me in 3-4 years. Are they harder to bloom than other Catt. varieties, or need other conditions?

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    My guess is that it needs more light, Katherine. When an orchid grows well but doesn't bloom - 9 out of 10 times it is insufficient light that causes the issue. Try increasing the light this orchid gets and I would bet you get the blooms that you are missing.

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    I have several. Some produce well with morning sun, one requires indirect afternoon light and another that had new bulbs the last two years but no blooms. This year under LED lighting I have a sheath with buds developing. All are a little different - so keep experimenting until you find where this one is happy. Looking at photos of your cross I can see why you would like to have it bloom again.
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    I grow all my orchids on my deep bow window sill,which faces West, North and South. I place my Catts on the South end of the sill so they get the most South and west light, with the brightest in the afternoon. I have had them for several months on my balcony which has the same conditions, I also make sure they are chilled in the Fall/ Winter. The temps don't fluctuate much from am to pm.

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