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Pleae help getting my unifoliate cattleya to bloom

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    Default Pleae help getting my unifoliate cattleya to bloom

    Hello everyone
    I have no problem getting to bloom my bifoliate cattleya
    but I need advice with my unifoliate cattleya
    I have 3, to of them have 2 pseudobulbs each with the leafy cover of the flower spike
    one pseudobulb was in this stage when i bought the catleya, and it stayed this way so far
    I read that thid cattleyas need some rest during winter to have the strength to bloom in the spring
    I would appreciate your advice on lighting, temperature and feeding during winter
    Thanks ahead

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    Unifoliate cattleyas are tough plants. They can take the heat in the summer and can handle low temperatures. I don't recommend temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for long though. They need fairly strong light. They can handle direct sunlight in the morning and evening but should be protected from direct sunlight in the middle of the day. They are stimulated to bloom by the length of the daylight hours. Many cattleyas have distinct blooming seasons. Many of them are fall or winter bloomers (decreasing daylight hours) with a few spring bloomers (increasing daylight hours) and very few summer bloomers. Most of mine bloom between November and February. They need plenty of water and fertilizer from late spring through the summer and much less of both during the fall and winter. They like for they're roots to dry out completely between waterings and they can tolerate dry spells of a week or more. Remember, in nature they grow attached to a tree limb with they're roots in the open air.
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    Thanks for the advice

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