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Is it true that ..

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    I read on another thread that this little guy can bloom itself to death
    I guess my question is how long do I let it bloom?
    This one has already given me 8 blooms. Should I cut the spike off? if so when??

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    it IS possible to bloom one-self to death. how big is the plant and do you see new growths?

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    Jason is right. Check the overall health of the plant and roots to determine whether to let the plant keep on blooming or not.

    I posted the same thread about my paph pinocchio. At that time, it had 10 blooms. Now, it's still going. Got some very good replies from the paph gurus. I will keep letting it bloom till this fall then will hack off the spike regardless. My flower spike is over 3ft tall. It's even taller then the pics I had posted in that thread.

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    the plants seems to be doing fine, it has one new growth but thats it.
    what shoud I do?

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    Personally i would let it do what it does in nature , that is to bloom for as long as it likes.
    If the plant shows signs of distress(droopy leaves , new growth not growing etc) then i would cut the spike.
    Anyways sequential blooming paphs are normally easy to replace so what the heck , enjoy the blooms.

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