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How to identify the dormant eye on an orchid?

This is a discussion on How to identify the dormant eye on an orchid? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Quick one. How do you identify if you have a dormant eye on a back ...

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    Default How to identify the dormant eye on an orchid?

    Quick one. How do you identify if you have a dormant eye on a back bulb?

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    You have to look close, I can't get a clear shot of one with my camera. the only one I can show you is in active growth atm, so I don't know how much help that would be, as they look different when they are dormant..

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    On cattleyas, beneath the dried sheaths, if you peal them off, then just above the roots you can sometimes see a small scale, like a plump inverted V.

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    Thank you. I scored a Cat rescue for $7.00 R50.00 which has 3 back bulbs and 10 active p-bulbs, of which 9 are totally out of the pot, but with good active roots. Now i only have to decide to repot now or not?

    BTW. Thank you for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Businti View Post
    Thank you. I scored a Cat rescue for $7.00 R50.00 which has 3 back bulbs and 10 active p-bulbs, of which 9 are totally out of the pot, but with good active roots. Now i only have to decide to repot now or not?

    BTW. Thank you for your help
    Congratulations! I think it best to repot.

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    Here are pics of the dormant eye. I used one of my huge Catts so it was visible as possible. Hope these help.
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    Thank you. Great piece of photography. I know what to ook for now. I will have a go. I think i will repot over theweekend. Thanks for your advise.

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