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Does BLC. Alma Kee flower from dry sheaths??

This is a discussion on Does BLC. Alma Kee flower from dry sheaths?? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; ...

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    Looks like we have our answer! Doesn't look dead to me. Now you can watch it grow easier....

    I'm tempted to try this myself.... I like to see what's going on.

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    Good for you. Now all the worries are gone Actually, you probably end up looking at it more often anyway.

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    I have a catt with one of these too -- I thought it was just a blind sheath. Now I am going to do a little surgery and see what is really going on in there.

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    Finally it happend! That bud had just been increasing in size forever..

    This is my first floof rebloomer btw.

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    Do you have lights on that one? I'm a bit worried about enough light for catts and you must have pretty similar weather to Hamburg, right?


    And I LOVE the stripes!!

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    That is so beautiful! Congratulations!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Do you have lights on that one? I'm a bit worried about enough light for catts and you must have pretty similar weather to Hamburg, right?

    And I LOVE the stripes!!
    I have no lights on any plants. This one I've had in a window facing west since I got it last year around this time.. During the summer I fastened some shading on the bottom 50 cm of the window (I used three layers of that stuff they make wedding veils from - don't know what it's called in english..) to keep the plants out of direct sun. The rest of the year they get it directly, however we have some of those "energy windows" or whatever they are called and they actually block a lot of the light..

    Anyway, just try out those catts! I don't think it will be any problem to grow them without lights in Hamburg. I've just been growing orchids for one year now, and I got this baby to rebloom on the first year - maybe it's just an easy plant

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    Edit: Just saw that the shading "cloth" is visible on the first pic on the thread

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    Thanks! I just pull everything out of the direct sun in the summer. But the sun was already low enough in Sept. to not quite get over the row of houses across the street, so I don't have any direct sun anymore.

    I was just worried that if my phals and paph like the like, a catt might now. But thanks for the encouragement, guess I just have to wait for summer!

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    I grow phals. paphs. oncs. and a zygo in the same invironment and they have all rebloomed for me and I haven't got any burn marks on any plants. In my windows I place the catts and other high light'ers in the place where the sun hits first, and is most of the day. The lower light requirering ones are just put closer to the other side of the windowsill where the sun hits later..
    If you want to try a catt. you shouldn't wait till summer, I think most of them bloom from fall to winter actually - I guess they gather all the energy they can through the summer and let it all out in those HUGE flowers ... or something..

    Christian

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