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older paph quirks

This is a discussion on older paph quirks within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a paph phillipinense that has proabably 10-15 growths on it. Since I am ...

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    Unhappy older paph quirks

    I have a paph phillipinense that has proabably 10-15 growths on it. Since I am rather new to orchid cultivation I wanted to know if it is common for whole previously bloomed growths to start yellowing and dying off. Also there are weird pitted marks along the leaves of the older growths that have been there since I bought the plant. Is all of this normal?

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    Yes it is normal for older growth to yellow and slowly die off. No need to worry.

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    Yes, totally normal. They can get quite ratty too over time. An interesting extreme to this--the new growth on my phrag besseae is always a gorgeous matte green. But once it matures, blooms and starts another new growth, the old growth starts to get a little pitting, creases, etc. In a year or so, it's completely gone.

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