Orchids forum: Catt question

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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Dec 12, 2015 1:45 PM CST
I have two potential blooms on my new NOID cattleya, but I just noticed that the sheath (?) is turning yellow. That doesn't look good. Any chance that I will still see flowers? Confused

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Dec 12, 2015 3:05 PM CST
I am not sure, Ibis, but I don't think that sheath color means anything. Some varieties maintain green sheaths when budded/flowering and some seem to have sheaths that dry. Your buds look fine and that's what I want to see. It looks like you'll have yellow flowers of some sort.
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Dec 12, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Thank you, Ken - I hope it's not significant. I thought the flowers would be yellow too, but the other open bloom is orange & red. Still a pretty flower Smiling

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Dec 12, 2015 3:14 PM CST
Ken is correct. The sheath has done its job and will wither away. Don't worry about it.

Jim
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
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IbisFla
Dec 12, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Thank You! Jim! Great news Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Dec 12, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Pretty flower indeed. A deep "yellow". Whistling
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