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Educate Me, Please

This is a discussion on Educate Me, Please within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I know for most of you this will be a silly question. I have this ...

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    I know for most of you this will be a silly question. I have this paph that is a sequential bloomer as you can see from the pic. There appear to be at least two more flowers. How do you "hold up" the subsequent flowers? Or do you just let them hang out!
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    I'm new to sequentials, too, so I will be reading the replies you get Bikerdoc. Just wanted to say that is a sweet pinocchio; extra nice! My totally uninformed approach would be to support the spike and let the individual blooms take their own courses. Let's see what the experienced say.

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    Just let them 'hang out'. They will straighten up and find a "happy" position as they mature. but keep the main stem supported below the first bloom to prevent the whole spike from leaning.

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    Thank you soooooo much

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    Hi Bikerdoc,

    I tend to spike just below the first flower and let the rest position themselves naturally.

    In many cases the old and new flower does not stay together for long anyway, and once the older flower goes, it is possible to reposition the stake so that it is closer to the current flowering.

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