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Catt. Sheath Turning Brown ?

This is a discussion on Catt. Sheath Turning Brown ? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Catt. Lc.Casitas Spring Linden Am/Aos that I've own for 1 1/2 years.I ...

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    Question Catt. Sheath Turning Brown ?

    I have a Catt. Lc.Casitas Spring Linden Am/Aos that I've own for 1 1/2 years.I did a search and found out this plant is very temperature tolerant.I have yet to see the blooms? I'm growing this plant outdoors on my front porch.The porch faces east.The morning sun is filtered through a large oak tree.This plant does get direct full sun for about 2 - 2 1/2 hours a day.I don't know what I can do to see this plant bloom.This also happen last summer also.As you can see the one sheath is brown and dry.I did remove two other dried out ones last week.There is still one green sheath and three more new growths coming up.I thank you for your replies. Have Fun,Rich
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    Posting to subscribe for personal interest. I must say, your roots sure do look healthy... My catts all do this, perhaps it is a normal occurrence?

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    That looks pretty healthy to me...I don't grow Catts but it looks like you are on the right track.

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    Rich please do not remove the brown sheaths. Some catts bloom from mature brown sheaths. My Blc. Lucky strike and Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee' bloom from brown sheaths. Just be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Rich please do not remove the brown sheaths. Some catts bloom from mature brown sheaths. My Blc. Lucky strike and Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee' bloom from brown sheaths. Just be patient.
    I would leave it alone as suggested and see what happens. The plant looks healthy.

    Question: What is the white stuff at the junction of the leaf and the p-bulb? Hard to tell in the photo, but I hope it is not scale. I am probably being overly nervous, but I have lost so many of my old cattleyas to that horrible pest.

    Cheers,
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    I must say Bruce you really do have good eyes,unfortunatly. I didn't notice the little white stuff! I was looking for a posting about scale.Can you help me out.What happen to the search in each forum? HELP !!!! Thanks,Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich63 View Post
    I must say Bruce you really do have good eyes,unfortunatly. I didn't notice the little white stuff! I was looking for a posting about scale.Can you help me out.What happen to the search in each forum? HELP !!!! Thanks,Rich
    Hi Rich,

    Try this post by Joe: Scale

    The search feature is at the top right side of your screen. You can search the threads or use the Tag Search. You can also download the OrchidTalk toolbar that has a built-in site search feature.

    Cheers,
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    BD beat me to it...I saw it right away. I get that junk on my plants alot and it will definitely stop them from blooming.

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