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    Default Paph mishap

    So, right now I am acting as an intermediary for a friend in Rhode Island who isn't a member of this site (though I keep trying to get him to join into the fun...but he's mostly a euphorbia and pachypodium guy). Anyway...he has a new paph that had a spike on it and while shuffleing things around, he accidently knocked off the bud from the spike. Will the plant say " !" and put out another bud? or will it go..."ok, well if you're going to be that way, I am just going to concentrate on growth"?

    My guess is growth, but I figured I'd ask.


    Aaron (speaking for Michael Coté)

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    If there aren't any more buds developing and there was just the one, and it's now beheaded, that's it. The plant will your friend Michael, rest up for a bit, and concentrate on growth.

    I've been by many of my plants for my clumsiness.....

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    Boy - who hasn't beheaded one of their plants.... Tell him to look at it as giving the plant to develop into a 'speciman size' plant.

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