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Bifrenaria Harrisoniae growth

This is a discussion on Bifrenaria Harrisoniae growth within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; This is my very first Bifrenaria so they are very new to me. I'm wondering ...

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    Default Bifrenaria Harrisoniae growth

    This is my very first Bifrenaria so they are very new to me. I'm wondering if the new growth is a flower lead or new psuedobulb forming. Any info is much appreciated! I cannot find too much information on these online, as far as diagrams and such. I am so anxious to see these flowers, I can barely contain myself!






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    Have you seen this info?
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    Yep, I remember the pic. I'm just wondering about this new growth. Thanks!

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    Looks like an Oncidium alliance orchid to me, so I would say a pb growth, which is where the next spike will come from.

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    I would bet the farm on a p-bulb, hopefully with flower to follow.

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    I have a Bifrenaria which I've owned for 2 - 3 years now. It's grown really well for me, up to 11 pbulbs and just lost its first old leaf. I'd say its added 2 or so pbulbs each year. Unfortunately it has not bloomed, so can't help you there. Everything I've read so far says they don't know what instigates blooming, so that's no help! Mine is in a hanging basket in my southern window (easiest to water in the kitchen sink).

    From the pictures I've seen it looks like the spike does come out low on the plant, but I can't see your picture well enough to even guess at this point. Also, looking at pictures, the pbulbs on the blooming plants and the ones in the wild are pretty yellow, which would indicate they get a lot of light. My plant has pretty green pbulbs, though I don't know how I'd give it more light. If you figure out how to get it to bloom, let me know!

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    Thanks for the input everyone!
    Carol, I will probably cry if this guy doesn't flower! I will keep my fingers crossed for both of our plants!
    I purchased the Bifrenaria Harrisonae from a very reputable vendor. This info was in the the listing: This warm grower needs a dry winter rest after which, one should resume watering as the new growth appears in the spring, and then by early summer it will bloom.
    I got the plant about a week ago and began watering as usual. I will post updates!

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    Yes, we can share growing experiences and maybe help each other bloom our plants! I'm glad mine is so healthy though!

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    That would be great! I would love to see a photo Carol! Maybe we can post periodic pics and updates on our plants in this thread. I haven't seen another of this type so I'd be very interested in seeing yours if you have time to put a pic up.

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    thats new growth the flowers are much closer to the base of the psuedo bulbName:  IMG_0181 (2).JPG
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