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Paph Flowers

This is a discussion on Paph Flowers within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This has happened to me with two of my Paph's..... the plant sends up a ...

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    This has happened to me with two of my Paph's..... the plant sends up a flower spike and as it developes, it turns brown and dies (blasts?)!! What's up with this? I don't change the temperature or lighting or water, but I am obviously doing something wrong...any help?

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    It could be a humidity problem or one of the other factors is OK for the plant and to start the spike, but too much for the bud itself.

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    if your used to drenching your paphs say around midday, this would probly be too late in the day and rot out the developing bud...?

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    On a related note for flowering paphs - I have a Pinocchio pink that I want to flower again. It has three new growths, so far so good.

    Do you think that it is getting enough light if I can flower a phal under roughly the same conditions? The plant seems otherwise happy enough.

    Or generally any tips??

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    im sure you will have no problem flowering it.. most Cochlopetalum species/hybrids can definitley tolerate more light than is required to bloom a phalaenopsis- but pinocchio's bloom so easy with 3 new growths you should have spikes in no time...

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    Thanks! I'm relatively new to the successfully flowering part of this. I guess I am a little worried because it didn't flower last year, though I don't remember what the new growths looked like then.

    I am also worried that I won't notice that I am doing something wrong until it is too late for this year again.

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    just compare leaf number/ size to older growths that have flowerd to give yourself an idea how far along the new growths are.. many times orchids in the home need a full year to adjust to their new growing conditions and then will start to grow regularly..

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