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Paph-Stalled hainanense spike

This is a discussion on Paph-Stalled hainanense spike within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does anyone have experience with this paph species? I know that malipoense and some others ...

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    Default Paph-Stalled hainanense spike

    Does anyone have experience with this paph species? I know that malipoense and some others take a LONG time to flower from the beginning of the spike but this is a small plant with a short spike!!!!

    It seems to have stalled at this point. I'd be happy if the sheath would hurry and "fill up" with the bud!!!
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    Garland, have you repotted it recently?

    I've never grown that particular species, but try moving it to another location in your growing area--change lighting, or watering schedule, or feeding: that "little" stress is sometimes enough to spark it up again.


    And, sometimes not. A hirsutissimum of mine stalled once, and never awakened. The plant put out a new growth, and the bud finally just browned

    But making a little change is worth a shot.

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    I'm not aware of hainanense doing any of those parvi tricks...

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    a little off-topic here, but garland, are the leaves of that species always that light green color?

    if so, cool!

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    Can't help you with the culture, Garland. Just wanted to add that Cribb considers hainanense to be a var. of appletonianum, and not a separate species. Maybe it stalled because you were calling it by the wrong name. (Might put me off...)

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    HEY, I like the name appletonianum better anyway!!!

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    I try tomove most of my Paph to a less light condition after spiking as it makes for a longer stem and it seems to space the buds out more evenly on the multiflower Paphs.

    But hey, that's just me.

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    I will have to remember that!! For when I get my paph to bloom again. he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWA
    I try tomove most of my Paph to a less light condition after spiking as it makes for a longer stem and it seems to space the buds out more evenly on the multiflower Paphs.

    But hey, that's just me.
    in paphs, you also tend to get richer color with more shade.

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    Jason,

    I know that's true of a bloom that sits in the sun, but are you suggesting a plant in spike or bud (or not even) will produce a more vibrant flower if in more shade?

    Cool idea...is it true?
    Julie

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