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a tale of 2 paphs

This is a discussion on a tale of 2 paphs within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi everybody. I hope someone can help me with this. I have 2 paph Maudie ...

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    Hi everybody. I hope someone can help me with this. I have 2 paph Maudie type seedlings, one is single growth and one has 2 growths. The one with single growth has gotten leggy in the past 2 weeks. They are both in an eastern exposure. I can see my hand with the hand test for light. Is has been very cloudy and rainy the last few weeks, but would that affect growth so fast? And why one and not the other? My species and other paphs seem fine. As a novice, I am thinking that the legginess is an early sign of something not right in the eastern window and the other plants will get leggy, too. Any suggestions. I already moved the leggy one to slightly higher light.

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    I was going to suggest moving it to higher light, but you just did it. Hopefully brighter and more abundant light will help.

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    Hi Diane, the higher light will definitely assist... also some plants do have a tendency to do this jsut because the original species that make up the hybrid are more prone towards 'legginess' when they don't get enough of their preferred light... i've had callosum and appletonianum do this and to some degree some hookerianums just out of the flask....

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    Thanks guys. It doesn't take much to put us in"something must be done' mode for our orchids. I'll bet it was the combination of weeks of cloudy weather, and the seedling habit that caused it. Today the sun is shining, something we haven't been seeing too much of in East Texas lately, and sunlight is on the eastern exposure shelves for an hour or two.

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