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Paph Pinnocchio

This is a discussion on Paph Pinnocchio within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is the first bloom for me on this plant. I have another Pinnocchio and ...

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    This is the first bloom for me on this plant. I have another Pinnocchio and the flower wasn't all deformed as this one is.....I'm posting here because I'd like some input as to why. I have been using SuperThrive and Hormex and maybe that has done it to this otherwise beautiful flower. Thanks


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    Howard...could have been the Superthrive. I have seen many reports if it causing defects. I stopped using it a few years back. Sometimes these things just happen

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    Yes, I agree the superthrive could be the culprit.

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    It could be the superthrive, but sometimes an orchid (especially a slipper and a young plant) will produce a slightly deformed bloom. Next time it may be just fine. I would keep it and see if it is better on the next bloom cycle. If not, then sell it or trade it on Orchid-bids.com

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    also, you shouldn't have to wait too long for the next bloom... Pinocchio's are sequential flowering plants... are there more buds behind? Might be worth just pinching this off to give the plant the energy to focus on the next flower.

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    Yes, I know it is sequential. You can just make out the next buds to the right in the pic....thanks

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