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Paph - new growth

This is a discussion on Paph - new growth within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Paph Maudiae type; it is my first. I bought it blooming and ...

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    Question Paph - new growth

    I have a Paph Maudiae type; it is my first. I bought it blooming and the bloom was wonderful. Now there is what I assume to be next years vegetative growth developing adjacent to the main set of leaves. Will next years bloom come from the new growth or will both growths be able to produce blooms? Also, if the old growth does not produce, will it eventually die off? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    From my limited experience each paph. growth only blooms once, then a new fan has to grow in order for it to flower again. I'm not sure but I think most old growths will die of eventually some sooner than others.

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    Thanks. I figured if it didn't flower again it was pretty much useless for the plant after the new growth becomes established.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rch1dman View Post
    Thanks. I figured if it didn't flower again it was pretty much useless for the plant after the new growth becomes established.
    The old growth sends new growth energy as it is developing. Eventually, the old growth will die away. I would not remove old growth. Just let it do its thing until it fades away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rch1dman View Post
    Thanks. I figured if it didn't flower again it was pretty much useless for the plant after the new growth becomes established.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    The old growth sends new growth energy as it is developing. Eventually, the old growth will die away. I would not remove old growth. Just let it do its thing until it fades away.

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    Just because a growth can't bloom doesn't mean it's useless. It's leaves aid in photosynthesis, it's roots collect nutrients, and it also stores extra energy for the plant.

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