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Brassavola Nodosa Blooming or just growing?

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    Default Brassavola Nodosa Blooming or just growing?

    I'm wondering if the these new shoots are just new emerging leaves or is my plant getting ready to bloom? They don't look like any of the existing leaves on the plant. I'm referring to the bottom right growths. I have 6 new ones that behave this way on this plant, and I've had 3 new growths that look like the regular leaves. Can someone straighten me out on this please?

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    Brassavola bloom from the area between the leaves, or on a single leaf you will notice where the leaf separates about an inch or so above where the highest root grows out. Normally, a thin "sheath" will emerge and then a spike that eventually grows buds emerges from the sheath. If you look around at some of the previous posts members have posted under the photography section for Orchids of all genera not in bloom, you will see Cattleya usually bloom from a sheath. My Brassavola like to grow the pbulb nice and long before they bloom. How tall are your leaves, with pbulb?? If they are too small it may be awhile before it blooms.

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    This orchid may just need to grow some more before it blooms.

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    BD

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