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Paphiodelium is busting out all over!

This is a discussion on Paphiodelium is busting out all over! within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have nursed this mini-paph along for at least 5 years. Advice from this forum ...

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    Default Paphiodelium is busting out all over!

    I have nursed this mini-paph along for at least 5 years. Advice from this forum has helped to greatly improve it but it still hasn't flowered. Now it is sprouting in 3 different places and I'm wondering what's going on. The first photo shows the whole plant. (It has some sunburn spots as I've tried moving it to higher light to make it flower.) The second photo shows a new tiny plant growing from the base. The third photo shows what appears to be new leaves--but they are sprouting in between the old leaves. I thought this plant sprouted leaves through the top center so I'm confused. This photo also shows new growth at the top which may possibly be the start of a flower spike rather than more leaves? Thanks for checking it out, Experts!
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    Congratulations your plant is producing new plants/growths which is a good thing. You are correct that new leafs are formed in center of plant. With all the new growths forming don't be surprised if your paph sends up a bud from the mature growth. Good Luck.

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    Thanks, Gardenguy! So are those new leaves coming up at the bottom of the plant (photo 3), in between the other leaves? I thought they only came out through the center top.

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    Congrats, your paphios are producing new plants. I won't be surprised if the mother plant is going to bloom soon.

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    I have had new growths from between lower leaves before , plant must be very happy.Some paphs flower with just 1 main growth others seem to like many growths before flowering , i have a paph Michael Koopowitz which i have had since a seedling(8 or 9 yrs ago) it has 2 mature growths & this year about 5 or 6 new growths have started , still no spikes yet !!!

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    Thank you, Cattan and Big Steve, that is FABULOUS news! I have put a lot of effort into getting a bloom on this plant. It has been quite the challenge but it sounds like it has paid off. Success feels great. I'm going to go do my Happy Dance now.

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    I also have a (NoId) paphio that's growing two new fans between lower leaves of the main fan. It has a second mature fan which I hope will eventually bloom soon.

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    I agree--looks good--don't worry. When a paph produces new growths from the bottom like that it usually means the large growth to which it is attached is getting ready to produce a flower.

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    Just to spoil the fun; multiple, sudden growths could also be a sign that the Paph is dying, and is desperately trying to save itself, by making more growths. Not in this case though, since the biggest growth is so well grown, and looks so healthy (I actually think I'll show my Paphs these pictures, and explain to them how I want them to look).

    I had it happen to one of my roths that came without roots. All of a sudden, it sprouted multiple new growths, but when I checked; no roots. I managed to make it survive but it has been severely set back.

    But, as I said, in your case, it looks like a darned happy Paph. Very nice growing, and keep it up and I agree with those that have said it'll probably bloom for you soon!

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    I grow many paphs and the one in your photo looks healthy and happy, though a bit dark and a little droopy. I suggest increasing the light levels and would expect to see blooms this season from your lovely slipper orchid.

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