17th February 00:25
Re: Dumb beginner questioncattleya cross blooming: follow-up
If you're lucky, that delight at seeing your plants bloom will never go
away. I've been at this over 30 years and I still get a thrill.
I would guess that your plant will likely display more blossoms as it
matures, but culture can play a significant role in that, as does genetics.
Blooming is an energy-consuming activity, so the stronger the plant, the
better the show it can put on.
Can you remind us of the cross?
Oh yeah... Please post pictures over at a.b.p.o
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"Alison" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> It bloooooomed
> I'm happy to report the indecisive Pot/Blc I inquired about at the
> beginning of March, has opened one huge 5-inch gorgeous dark pink
> flower with a little yellow striping in the throat. Some of you
> veteran orchid growers may remember your delight with your first
> plants' first flowers... I have been waiting 5 years for this one, and
> this is funny -- it opened on the anniversary of the day I got it.
> Do they usually make just one flower? Early on there was a bit of a
> stub that looked like it might branch, but that dried up. Is this
> again a case of it being a young plant? How long do the flowers last?
> (My orchid books don't say.)
> Of course I shot a bunch of pictures of it right away, & will probably
> take more.
> Thanks to those whose answers to my questions in March helped me be