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Paph. wardii with floppy leaf

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    Hello, everyone.

    About two months ago, I bought a collection of five Paph. seedlings. All are doing great, a few are putting out a new leaf, and one is about to produce its first bloom. However, my Paph. wardii has never been happy...he constantly has a floppy top leaf. On two occasions, the leaf did stand straight up, but then would flop again in a few days.

    He gets watered twice a week, sits about 12" from a windowsill, and gets some bright early morning sun for about two hours then indirect filtered sun the remainder of the day. I fertilize him once a week, then flush the next week.

    Any advice on how I can get him happy and get his leaf to stand up?



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    Thanks “chrisa” for sharing your experience about your growing process from starting stage(seedling stage).

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    Looks like dehydration. The problem could be the root system. Even through the clear plastic pot I can't see any roots ( could be my poor eyesight).

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    I've had floppy leaves on Paphs-usually the newest leaf while it's growing. Not sure what causes it. Thought it might be humidity but I have a humidifier now and still have a plant that's doing this. They eventually recover and stand up straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Looks like dehydration. The problem could be the root system. Even through the clear plastic pot I can't see any roots ( could be my poor eyesight).
    Thanks for reply. It can be dehydration but I am not confirmed, but still great informative reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1140 View Post
    I've had floppy leaves on Paphs-usually the newest leaf while it's growing. Not sure what causes it. Thought it might be humidity but I have a humidifier now and still have a plant that's doing this. They eventually recover and stand up straight.
    Okay “Chris1140”. It seems to be useful tips but I am not sure it can help me in future where I can face same problem.

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    Don't know what the problem is but good luck in figuring it out.

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    Hi “Susie11”. If you figure out the problem, just inform me about it.

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    Hi, everyone.

    Update: The Paph wardii is doing well. After moving it back to its original location and increasing the frequency of watering the leaf is standing straight up. He was just thirsty and did not like the increase in sun exposure.

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    I would also say that it ws a slight dehydration problem. Just check the roots fr any sign of rot. Paphs can be funny 'creatures' they can actually grow leaves and have virtually no roots and can stay like that until they eventually 'kick the bucket'
    Hope you have lots of good luck with yours,
    Ed
    PS. Glad that the plant is doing OK have just found the post!!

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