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Important question [about Paph. buds] for my

This is a discussion on Important question [about Paph. buds] for my within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Someone has observed that a bud of Paphiopedilum does not emit flower if the previous ...

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    Default Important question for my

    Someone has observed that a bud of Paphiopedilum does not emit flower if the previous bud has not flourished?
    To someone has flourished him a bud without him have flourished the previous one?
    It seems asks foolish but I observe years ago this theme and I have not arrived at a conclusion

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    Pere, that's a very good question--not foolish at all. I'm trying to think of a time when / if the first bud of a multifloral Paph. blasted, whether the rest of them developed. For some reason, I want to say that they will, in most cases, but I can't be sure; I can't think of a specific instance when that happened. I think it's going to depend on what caused the blast in the first place, and whether the cause was local to the one bud, or whether there was root damage or a severe environmental change that would affect the entire spike. Maybe Jason or others can help here?

    Pere, is there a specific species of Paphiopedilum you're talking about where you noticed this?

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    I don't remember a case firsthand of selective bud blast; most of the bud blast I get is from newly-acquired plants, either due to shipping or exposure to some unfriendly environmental change. I would agree with Louis in the sense that the nature of the damage will dictate the results. Limited trauma to a part of the bud or nascent spike may cause limited damage, while more broad insults like root rot or temperature-induced damage may have more global results.

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