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Old 06-16-2012, 10:14 AM
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What is this Cattleya doing?

I'm struggling to get a good angle of this. I'm guessing it is a sheaf, but it as not come out from between the leaves, but from one side.

Can anyone explain this?

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I can't see a seath. I see a third leaf forming. Every once in a while the growth cells go crazy, and do something they aren't supposed to do. Thia can be a good thing if it causes a mutation that is pleasing to the eye. Several of the plants that have the highest AOS awards are the result of a mutation, ie. a natural tetraploid.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:35 AM
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Tom, I don't see any sheath either, just new foliar growth. New growth of ANY kind is always a cause for celebration, expecially when it come to orchids, in my book! In my experience, seeing a sheath in no way implies the plant is getting ready to bloom. I'd say 60-70% of the sheaths my Catts produce are empty. Enjoy your growth. It'll bloom when its ready.

You don't mention what type Catt this is?
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Here's another angle.



The reason I think it is a sheaf, is because it has the shape of a sheaf, but the texture of a leaf.

Very odd. It normally sheathes from between the two leaves.

The plant is Laeliocattleya Miva Royal Chocolate "Delice" .
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:14 PM
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Can't help you Tom. I have had a Bc for about a year and all that it has done is to give me five new leads and no sheafs let alone flowers!!
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