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pahpiopedilum sanderianum

This is a discussion on pahpiopedilum sanderianum within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i have just bought a seedling of this species are there any cultural tips out ...

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    i have just bought a seedling of this species are there any cultural tips out there i should know about i have 1 paph growing in a small humid green house temps from 10c to 27c and about 60-90% humidity i havnt had it for long but there is a new leaf emerging thats a good sign i hope it lasts can this new one grow in the same environment
    any advise would be helpful ive heard species are a bit trickier to grow as the last time i grew a paph i lived in a tropical zone it was a bit different to the cool dry zone i am in now

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    Paph sanderianum isn't usually considered hard to grow, but can be difficult to get it to flower. The 10C is too cold to be ideal. The average night-time low temperature it gets in the wild is about 20C year round, with near 30C days. Your humidity is acceptable, above 75% is probably better if temperatures are where they should be. Needs good air movement. Sensitive to high fertilizer levels and salt build-up in the media, so fertilize less than many other orchids. Needs somewhat lower light level than most other multi-floral or complex hybrid Paphs.

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    thanx paphmadman i will keep that in mind and let you know how i go

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    Be patient with it. I agree with Kirk about it being hard to bloom. I think it needs to have at least a couple mature growths to bloom. Also, this is not a small grower.

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    Good luck with your Paph sanderianum. They do grow fairly easily, but it takes some time before they are ready to bloom. I purchased a flask of them and grew them for several years (6+ or more years) before we ever got blooms and paphs bloom pretty well for us in our greenhouse setup.

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