Re: Orchid of the Day

Mike Horn
 

Hi, Since we are able to meet I will try to get some answers to some questions that I have with my orchids. I have not sent out to the group before, don't know how, so I am trying to hitch onto the last group email I received. I hope someone has an answer or comment to the three pictures I will attach.
Some history: I obtained the plant at a silent auction in Feb., 2019. The plant is Cattleya Nancy Off 'Linwood". It was donated by Nancy Volpe, so you know it was a well grown plant. It went on to bloom for me in May, 2019 and a single pseudobulb produced two very large white flowers. I now have, for the first time ever, two pseudobulbs in bud. My question is that the two are so different. As you will see the bud sheath on the left is large, and what I would call traditional. The second bud is not in a sheath, appears farther along and the pseudobulb and leaf are considerable smaller than most of the other leaves. Should I expect smaller blooms? Is this a good thing happening or is the plant unhappy? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
If this works out I have some other plants with issues that could be shown if there is an interest.
Mike Horn

-----Original Message-----
From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Jacob
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 5:44 PM
To: members@SouthJerseyOrchids.groups.io; pinelands@groups.io
Subject: [pinelands] Orchid of the Day

Mystery Nobile Dendrobiums

The one with two flowers is still young, grown from a keiki.

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