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Yellow Lycaste

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by bandraboy, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. bandraboy

    bandraboy New Member

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    My yellow lycaste dropped all its leaves in early July. Should I continue to water or stop watering?
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you live in the northern or southern hemisphere?
     
  3. bandraboy

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    I live in Phoenix, Arizona . However the plant is grown in the house and has a southern exposure.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is not the normal time for the plant to be going dormant. Had it put up new growth this spring? How long have you had the plant?
     
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    It did not put out a new growth this spring. Have had the plant for about 4 years. The bulbs look plump. Have nit watered it for about a month.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All of the yellow flowered Lycaste species that come to mind, drop their leaves in the fall and send up new growth in the spring. You didn't say if it was a species or hybrid. Do you know the name? I don't really know what is going on so can't say what you might do. Does it have needle sharp points on the pseudobulbs where the leaves were attached?
     
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    I don't have to name .it is not a species. I does have two sharp points on the top of each pseudobulb. Thanks for all your help
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lycastes that have the sharp points generally get a dry winter rest. I would water it less while it doesn't have leaves since it won't be using much water without leaves and you don't want it to stay too wet and rot the roots. Once late fall or winter comes, you could treat it the same as you have in other winters.
     
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    Thanks so much . Appreciate all the help