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Paphiopedilum Cassandra's Fairy in bud - how long to flower?

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    Default Paphiopedilum Cassandra's Fairy in bud - how long to flower?

    I recently purchased this Paphiopedilum Cassandra's Fairy and it came to me in bud! I was wondering how long it takes for a bud at this stage to flower. Also, since I'm new to Paphs, are there any special considerations I should take in caring for a plant that is in bud (lighting, watering, feeding)? I'm so excited and really hope the bud doesn't blast. Thanks in advance!

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    You could keep it in shade and water it once the medium is completely dry. ensure that water does not stay in the crown. You could feed weakly weekly

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    How exciting! I don't have a ton of experience with Paphs, the two I have seem to be pretty resilient and vigorous. From what I have read, they like to be moist but not wet. I personally would try to avoid more stress, let it almost dry out before watering and move it around as little as possible. Maybe a little more light than a Phal, but certainly not full sun. However, I only have two Paphs and that in the last 18 months. My first one did rebloom quite happily though, in spite of my iffy care.

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    I have not had a paph bud blast on me. I wouldn't worry about that.

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    Ok, so apparently I was way too impatient. It's been about 3 weeks since my original post and the bud has grown so much larger and more swollen. I think we're finally getting there, but now I see that the bud I pictured 3 weeks ago was nowhere near blooming.

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    What a pretty plant, I do think it is getting close to blooming now. I'm no good with time, it sort of passes by me in randomness... They all take forever! Or maybe that's no time at all...

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    I figure I'd keep this thread updated for anyone else who might come along and wonder what the time frame for a Paph bud to open might be. I've been keeping this guy on the north-facing windowsill and watering about once a week. It's still pretty hot and humid in Alabama, around 90 F (32 C) in the afternoon and 70 F (21 C) at night, with 60 - 70% relative humidity.

    It's been another three weeks since I last posed and the flower is very very slowly opening. Maybe in another month or so I'll actually get to see what it looks like.

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    Once it really starts to open it will open faster I think. It is still growing right now.

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    I'll wait for your updates.

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