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Old 04-03-2021, 01:25 PM
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Hi everyone,

Iíve had walkeriana before and know theyíre the weird growers in the catt alliance, but this is pretty new to me. My new growth, which is still growing, has started a new growth. Is this normal for walkerianas to be jumping the gun on new growth?

For background, itís a seedling I had since December, and yes it is growing in a recycled pudding cup. Iím not a fan of the opaque 2in pots because I like watching roots grow. New tips are starting on older roots. It gets water twice a week, k-lite fertilizer once a week, and the quantum and kelpmax fertilizer once a month. Itís in a west facing bay window, but protected from the intense light. Day temps have been around 65-75 with night temps of 45-55.

Iím really surprised by this.
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I haven't grown walkeriana before. When looking at this pic ...... I notice an even smaller new growth on the right-hand-side of the 'new growth. So could even be two new growths on top of your big new growth. Looks just fine there.
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the quantum and kelpmax give your plant a healthy supply of growth hormones. using both you will notice occasionally that your plant will put out *unique* bursts of growth
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I don't know whether it's normal or not. Perhaps it's just normal for your particular plant. But as long as it wants to put out more growths, you should encourage this behavior. Good luck.
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Yes, I've seen them do this before. Sometimes they abort the new growth producing the new growth.
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Doesn't C. walkeriana have a habit of sometimes growing a p-bulb with a leaf on top, and at other times the growth is merely a bloom? This could be one of each.
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Doesn't C. walkeriana have a habit of sometimes growing a p-bulb with a leaf on top, and at other times the growth is merely a bloom? This could be one of each.
I think what you mentioned is true for walkeriana ----- about sometimes a growth can be a flower spike. I think it generally happens when the orchid is much larger. Although - unexpected things can happen with plants.
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Doesn't C. walkeriana have a habit of sometimes growing a p-bulb with a leaf on top, and at other times the growth is merely a bloom? This could be one of each.
It's very rare for walkeriana to bloom at the top of the bulb, but it does happen. For some reason it happens most commonly with coerulea varieties.

The blooming habit isn't diagnostic of a walkeriana's "purity" either, since many hybrids will pick up the trait as well. Specifically, I'm thinking of x dolosa or even Aloha Case.

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Doesn't C. walkeriana have a habit of sometimes growing a p-bulb with a leaf on top, and at other times the growth is merely a bloom? This could be one of each.
Also, this plant is waaaaay too small to bloom!
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