The no-id rhizanthoid unifoliate Cattleya orchid that I recently bought has a a flower sheath and a small new growth. This new growth is still too tiny to see what it is going to be. It can be a new bulb or another flower sheath, any which way it certainly is happily welcome.

I will recorded the progress of the flower sheath and the new growth. I will make updates here until the flower has grown in full bloom and the new growth has reached the point where I am sure what it is going to be, a bulb or a sheath………………….

The Sheath:

Flower Sheath - January 9, 2014

Flower Sheath – January 9, 2014

January 24, 2014

January 24, 201

The New Growth:

A New Growth - Cattleya January 24, 2014

A New Growth – Cattleya January 24, 2014

January 30, 2014

No progress so far. Before the flower sheath looked like it was going to split open, but strangely now it seems to close again. It can be the unusual weather lately, very hot days then followed by cool temperature. The new growth has no progress also.

Update February 15, 2014

The sheath with a flower bud inside is now getting yellow and wilted. I don’t think that there will be a miracle to make the flower grow again. What happened? I can only blame it to the 6 days of temperatures above 40 de. C in Melbourne recently. The tiny new growth is still look green, though it remains small with no sign of getting bigger. The good thing is that the plant itself is okey with green and healthy looking foliage.

Dying Cattleya Sheath and Flower Bud

Dying Cattleya Sheath and Flower Bud