Leslie, my plant has very thick and compact pseudobulbs, very thick leaves, and the double sheath is also very thick, which is why I have to cut off the top 1/3 early enough or the inflorescence has trouble getting through. The flower substance is heavy. Plus rarely blooming in the fall has had me thinking something is off genetically, but I always doubt my culture until this last year. I will re-evaluate after the next bloom. The new growth has a sheath now so we will see when it blooms and what it is like in better culture conditions.