UBC Botanical Garden Forums  

» UBC Botanical Garden


Go Back   UBC Botanical Garden Forums > Archives (no new threads) > Orchidaceae (orchids)

Post New ThreadReply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 1st, 2004, 10:55 PM
homar homar is offline
Registered Plus (3-99 posts)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: huntington beach, ca
Posts: 3
Cattleyas Orchid

When my cattleyas orchid finished blooming last year, I cut the flower stem at the base. Following the instructions of a local garden shop in southern CA. The orchid has since started several air roots and seems to be thriving in a NE window. How long will it take to start a new flower stem and how will I be able to recognize it.

Last edited by Daniel Mosquin; May 1st, 2004 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Post was in all capitals.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 6th, 2004, 08:44 AM
mr.shep's Avatar
mr.shep mr.shep is offline
Plant Collector/Home Gardener
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Joaquin Valley, California
Posts: 1,394
Hi Homar:

For us in Fresno indoors, not in a greenhouse, Cattleyas
bloom between April and June. The books that we have
are rather inconsistent on what triggers a blooming spike
or spikes to appear. Is it light reduction or cooler temps
that will facilitate a bloom? I think both factors are equally
important. I have not found for us which factor works best
but I am leaning towards cooler night time temps.

The spike itself starts as a round stem-like protrusion that you
will not mistake for anything other than a blooming spike. On
one of our varieties the flowering spike develops from the tip
of a shoot ending in a whorl of two leaves. The other form of
Cattleya of ours will have its spike initiate from the base of the
plant.

For further reading you may want to check out these websites.

http://www.orchid.org.uk/contents.htm

http://orchidweb.org

Jim
Reply With Quote
Post New ThreadReply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rubbery leaves on orchid neko musume Orchidaceae (orchids) 15 April 9th, 2010 08:37 PM
Orchid Identification without blooms Adicus Orchidaceae (orchids) 6 September 13th, 2006 03:17 PM
Orchid ID and care kiwilynnj Orchidaceae (orchids) 8 December 27th, 2005 08:43 AM
Orchid Identification (from photos) Substance20 Plants: Identification 1 September 5th, 2005 11:31 AM
Identification: Orchid Identification Liane Indoor and Greenhouse Plants 2 December 15th, 2003 12:57 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2011, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research