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Could my Catt be in sheath?

This is a discussion on Could my Catt be in sheath? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just noticed this on the newest growth on my Lc Taida Swan 'Swan' (Mildred Rives ...

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    Default Could my Catt be in sheath?

    Just noticed this on the newest growth on my Lc Taida Swan 'Swan' (Mildred Rives x Spring Squall). Could this be a sheath or is it something else? This is a very new growth that hasn't developed a pseudobulb yet so I'm not quite sure what to think as I've never had a Catt in bloom


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    Default Congrats!

    Congrats!

    You have a sheath--the flower will not be far behind. If you notice, the sheath is producing lots of orchid honey--drawing ants and future pollinators already! A lot of catts also produce roots from the newest p-bulb at this time (I see yours is doing that now as well.) The new growth is light green in color and looks a bit purple-speckled, which is a good sign it is getting enough light.

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    Congratulations Elena!

    Cheers,
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    Really? You have no idea how excited I am now

    I'm pretty sure one of my Paphs is spiking too so I'm buzzing

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    Default Yes really!

    I traced the maternal part of the cross back a bit and the first species I found are mossiae, gaskelliana (summer bloomers) and trianae (winter bloomer). I bet you have flowers in the late Summer/early Autumn.




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    Really? You have no idea how excited I am now

    I'm pretty sure one of my Paphs is spiking too so I'm buzzing

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    Thank you! I'll try and be patient then

    I wanted to repot it though, do you think it'll be okay to do it?

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    The best time for repotting is when the newest p-bulbs begin throwing a root flush. I'd say now is a good as time as any considering the plant will be quick to establish when new root growth is evident.

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