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Old 09-27-2019, 04:46 PM
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I have a Cattleya Dinard 'Blue Heaven' AM/AOS. It has 3 sheaths all with buds in them. 2 of the sheaths are dry one is still green but open a little. Am I supposed to cut the sheaths to allow the buds to get air and light? This is my first catt just wanna do right by her I have no idea what to expect.
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Don't mess with dry sheaths until you know the plant a bit. Many Cattleya will push nice healthy spikes from dried up, "dead" sheaths. And there's no reason whatsoever to mess with a green, healthy sheath.
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Don't mess with dry sheaths until you know the plant a bit. Many Cattleya will push nice healthy spikes from dried up, "dead" sheaths. And there's no reason whatsoever to mess with a green, healthy sheath.
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I find that my catts are very self sufficient and I donít touch them at all except for watering.
If it is a new plant, Iíd just watch and get to know her before meddling.

Iíve lost a lot of buds to various errors but I always err on the side of less involvement.
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