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Old 05-29-2020, 02:00 PM
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So i was doing my after the rain assessment as we had about 24 hours of deluge and i spotted this.

i am 99% sure it is a spike but why and given how small the new pbulb is still, should i be concerned?


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here is the plant from a few feet away....still a teenager

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Very likely a flower spike. Different Catasetinae have different bloom times (and some may do it more than once in the season). Can't tell from what I can see of the tag whether that's Ctsm. Melana Davison or a cross with that as one parent.. I have Ctsm. Melana Davison, and over several years, I have blooms from mid-late June, July, and even have one (a bonus) in December. So this one will be blooming probably end of June/early July, which is right in line with what I have seen. Mine also has given me male flowers, female flowers on separate spikes at different times (clever, prevents self-polination), but even on occasion both sexes on the same spike (which is really cool)
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amazing...it is a hybrid with the Ctsm. Melana Davison so i am delighted to hear it may just be an overachiever!!! i acquired this plant last year so this is the first year of blooms for me and i am delighted to hear it is not like some death knell
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There are other early Catasetinae too... my Ctsm. expansum is also in spike. That's another blooming fool.
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Anything with Ctsm tenebrosum will be an early bloomer as well.

I have the Ctsm tenebrosum x Ctsm callusom cross from SVO last year. Fred is expecting it to spike 2-3 times a year. Both of my plants are in spike. However, one of the spkie tips was chewed on by a slug. Glad I have 2!
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Look great! A hybrid I wish I had!
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My (Ctsm Double Down x tigrinum) spiked shortly after new growth started and began blooming w 10 flowers several days ago.
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Nice one, and a lot of bloom from a small plant!
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this is coming along nicely

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