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Old 09-23-2020, 06:29 PM
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Tenebrosa blooms from green sheaths. This means that if it gets dry it won't bloom. At least, that's my assumption (that I don't if it's correct).
I'm asking this due to my low RH. I water it every day in summer. Now temps are lower and I mist it with a spray bottle twice a day (whole plant, roots and leaves) and by night time I move it to a spot near an open window which allows humidity to raise into something like 50 to 55 %.
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Just don't assume that a brown sheath won't bloom... it can pleasantly surprise you.
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I think it will stay green until blooming, right?
If it gets dry, I suppose it won't bloom.
Not sure rbarata. My tenebrosa - that's the one I bought while on the short holiday trip to Brisbane in January developed a new bulb ---- and a sheath then grew from that, and can't remember how long that sheath has been idling for hahaha. Maybe for say 4 months ---- could be more actually. It is still reasonably green. Slightly ---- very slightly yellow now - just a touch, but this orchid does get a fair bit of direct sun.

Every once in a while, I just take a peek down at the base to see if there's any swelling or shadows (from buds). That's only for curiosity hehehe.

My approach is the 'will believe it when I see it' approach (for my orchids only that is).

So even if buds do form, I only start building up expections when the buds actually open up and the flower comes out! But always keeping optimistic of course!!! Optimism is good.


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I should have written down roughly when the sheath formed on mine! Just estimating 4 months for now. It has been quite a while though.

Only for info sharing - just showing the slightly yellow sheath in pics taken half an hour ago. The phone-pics appear to be slightly - ever so slightly out of focus - on the sheath that is! Really poor auto-focus in low light conditions - even with 1 pic using camera flash.

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