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Apr 20, 2018 4:43 AM CST
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Name: Joshua
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I think it was a month or two ago that I posted photos of the developing spike and buds for my Cym. mastersii. It was blooming out-of-season (the unusual weather in November last year seems to have triggered a spike) late over March/early April (another spike is developing that should bloom at the normal time in late Autumn/early Winter).

Unfortunately, the blooms never opened properly:
Thumb of 2018-04-20/Australis/357247

Photo of the plant with the developing spike:
Thumb of 2018-04-20/Australis/326fd6

Now, mastersii does not open as widely as some other species, but this is not normal for the species.

Any thoughts/suggestions as to why this has happened would be much appreciated. This is my first time growing the species.
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Apr 20, 2018 7:53 AM CST
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Hmm, I am quite clueless beyond the usual suggestions which are changes in temperature, light, humidity, blooming out of season and similar. My main guess would be the "blooming out of season".

But it is still gorgeous.
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Apr 20, 2018 2:59 PM CST
Name: Carol
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Is this it's first bloom? Maybe a combination of First time and off season? I just had that same thing with Den.'Green lantern'...2 buds and they never did open fully.
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Apr 20, 2018 7:07 PM CST
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Thanks Ursula and Carol. It isn't the first blooming for the plant, but is it the first blooming whilst here in Melbourne, Victoria (it had bloomed previously at the nursery, which is located in the state of New South Wales). So the change in conditions probably did contribute.
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