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Old 03-02-2003, 03:12 AM
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I have a LC Irene Finney which I bought in bloom last spring. It had
a grown a new pseudobulb with sheath but for 2 or 3 months never
showed any signs of blooming. Then lots of root growth started and I
decided to repot it as it was in a clay pot with the last bulb right
up at the edge (and low in the pot) and I was afraid the next bulb
might get stymied trying to grow. Within 2 weeks of repotting, buds
are visible growing in the sheath.

So the question is... would it have bloomed anyway or did the
repotting shock it into action??

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Old 03-02-2003, 04:22 AM
Jerry Hoffmeister
 
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my guess is it would have bloomed anyway but who really knows...

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I have a LC Irene Finney which I bought in bloom last spring. It had
a grown a new pseudobulb with sheath but for 2 or 3 months never
showed any signs of blooming. Then lots of root growth started and I
decided to repot it as it was in a clay pot with the last bulb right
up at the edge (and low in the pot) and I was afraid the next bulb
might get stymied trying to grow. Within 2 weeks of repotting, buds
are visible growing in the sheath.

So the question is... would it have bloomed anyway or did the
repotting shock it into action??



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Old 03-02-2003, 04:43 AM
Susan Erickson
 
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On Mon, 03 Feb 2003 04:22:57 GMT, "Jerry Hoffmeister"
wrote:

my guess is it would have bloomed anyway but who really knows...

"jim" wrote in message
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Clip........... Then lots of root growth started and I

decided to repot it as it was in a clay pot with the last bulb right
up at the edge (and low in the pot) and I was afraid the next bulb
might get stymied trying to grow.


As to the bloom I will not speculate. As to the fact the new
growth would have gotten into the wall of the pot, or the roots
grown over the pot edge and made repotting later a worse job. I
can testify about those problems. I have one now with horrid out
of pot root-its. The roots look like they should belong to an
Ascda. It will be a real challenge to repot in warm weather. It
is going to require an extended soak to try for pliable roots and
then probably pout for an extended time because so many will be
damaged anyway.

Some catts like to sit in sheath for extended periods of time.
Most of the time the sheaths later develop, but some do not.


SuE
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Old 03-02-2003, 09:38 AM
Ray @ First Rays Orchids
 
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It probably would have bloomed anyway, but I think many plants do that just
so they can instill some sense of concern in their owners, out of fear that
the repotting will cause the buds to blast. Sort of an orchids' practical
joke.

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"jim" wrote in message
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I have a LC Irene Finney which I bought in bloom last spring. It had
a grown a new pseudobulb with sheath but for 2 or 3 months never
showed any signs of blooming. Then lots of root growth started and I
decided to repot it as it was in a clay pot with the last bulb right
up at the edge (and low in the pot) and I was afraid the next bulb
might get stymied trying to grow. Within 2 weeks of repotting, buds
are visible growing in the sheath.

So the question is... would it have bloomed anyway or did the
repotting shock it into action??



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