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Do cattleya have eyes

This is a discussion on Do cattleya have eyes within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by wetfeet101b This article touches on the topic of foliar buds (eyes). Article ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    This article touches on the topic of foliar buds (eyes).

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    Great article John, nice job.


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    It is possible that a pseudobulb may have lost one or both foliar buds sometime throughout its life.
    Perhaps it was due to physical trauma (watch those pruner blades!) or insect/pathogen infestation.

    I think this is why the dormant eyes stay tucked into the pseudobulb as tightly as they can and only activate and swell the moment they are needed.
    They try to stay hidden so that they are protected from any outside factors that could injure them.

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    Question - it is possible to have a catt that due to perhaps being and unlucky division, doesn't have any active eyes?

    I have two bought on the same day, treated more or less the same, one has new growth, the other doesn't. Now obviously the plant could just be stubborn, but part of me is worried it CAN'T produce a new growth....

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    I bought an in bud Catt, several years ago thought I would wait to re-pot the blooms did not last long , when I un-potted it no viable eyes the plant under the bark was cooked , by then it was to late to gripe to the seller . After that I at least dump out some of the bark and look .. RIP Catt. gin

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