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Faz[_2_] 24-07-2008 02:04 AM

Novice Question
 
I have a Brassolaeliocattleya (Wanda's Fire) which I won at an orchid
meeting. I was told by the members that it needed repotting, which I did,
and it is coming along nicely (I think). My question, that I cannot find on
the internet is how does this plant bloom? Does it grow a spike? Where will
I start looking for flower growth......it's driving me crazy as I understand
that this orchid has a very beautiful and large bloom. I can hardly wait to
see if I have been a good mother to it.

Thanks......Chuck.




Diana Kulaga[_5_] 24-07-2008 02:24 AM

Novice Question
 
I don't know when the blooming season is for this, but it is a lovely orange
bloom. It is in the Cattleya family, and it will have a sheath rather than a
spike. From the sheath will come the flowers. This plant likes high light,
filtered, but high.

Sheaths come from new growth, or sometimes from old growths that have not
sheathed before. If the plant is vigorous and growing and getting enough
light, you will have blooms.

Diana

"Faz" wrote in message
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I have a Brassolaeliocattleya (Wanda's Fire) which I won at an orchid
meeting. I was told by the members that it needed repotting, which I did,
and it is coming along nicely (I think). My question, that I cannot find on
the internet is how does this plant bloom? Does it grow a spike? Where will
I start looking for flower growth......it's driving me crazy as I
understand that this orchid has a very beautiful and large bloom. I can
hardly wait to see if I have been a good mother to it.

Thanks......Chuck.






K Barrett 24-07-2008 05:05 AM

Novice Question
 
The sheath arises from the top of the pseudobulb next to the base of the
leaf or leaves. Judging from the timing of previous awards the season seems
to be Jan thru April with the preponderace of awards in Feb.

K Barrett

"Diana Kulaga" wrote in message
...
I don't know when the blooming season is for this, but it is a lovely
orange bloom. It is in the Cattleya family, and it will have a sheath
rather than a spike. From the sheath will come the flowers. This plant
likes high light, filtered, but high.

Sheaths come from new growth, or sometimes from old growths that have not
sheathed before. If the plant is vigorous and growing and getting enough
light, you will have blooms.

Diana

"Faz" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have a Brassolaeliocattleya (Wanda's Fire) which I won at an orchid
meeting. I was told by the members that it needed repotting, which I did,
and it is coming along nicely (I think). My question, that I cannot find
on the internet is how does this plant bloom? Does it grow a spike? Where
will I start looking for flower growth......it's driving me crazy as I
understand that this orchid has a very beautiful and large bloom. I can
hardly wait to see if I have been a good mother to it.

Thanks......Chuck.









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