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Paph. lowii not looking good, but is it sick?

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    Default Paph. lowii not looking good, but is it sick?

    This plant is a refugee - two of the three old growths have bloomed in the past (I didn't have it then). It now has three old growths, each with a new one, and I've been treating it the same as all my other strap-leaved paphs, which are doing fine, but this one is really bothering me - my favorite species andit looks like it's in rigor mortis. Anyone have any ideas? What am I doing wrong?

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    Have you looked at the roots lately, Maura? Paph lowii is commonly found here growing as an epiphyte or lithophyte with roots quite exposed. I've seen lowii grown on fern root slabs here in the Cameron Highlands and they were very healthy indeed.

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    The roots aren't too bad - more tough than mushy, and quite a few strong ones.

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    Looks like it may have been heat stressed, Maura. It should recover.

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    Dehydration and light stress, IMO

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    Have benn working on all that, and seeing much improvment. Thanks!

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