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Catasetum growing Bulb/spike at the same time??

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    I was thinking here, Should I start to water both of them once the roots reach a certain size? If you could give me some tips for them about food and light, They are currently at the window just getting some sun that comes in through the glass but not much. And I haven't given them any water or fertilizer.
    I live in Miami, so its hot and humid outside right now.

    Quick question, When should I start watering these two guys? I read that when the roots reach about 3-4 inches. I don't know much about catasetum, and what I read online isn't very consistent. What do you think I should do about feeding and lighting? can the new bulb be having normal non-direct sunlight already? They are both by the window right now but not getting too much light. I live in Miami so outside right now is really hot and humid

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    catasetum needs more light, cattleya or vandaceous type of lighting. as for watering, you may water as long as there is viable roots, especially the one with the new growth.
    as for the one with spike, if the plant is without leaf, i will only monitor to make sure the bulb isn't too shriveled before the next watering.
    you would need to experiment a little to get the hang of it, after that....everything is quite routine

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    It really was a spike. Almost fully grown now, soon I'll have pictures. The bulb right under however has not grown at all since the picture I posted. Only the spike developed

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