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This is a discussion on Paph. lowii within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this last winter as a near-blooming-size plant and then put it in a ...
I bought this last winter as a near-blooming-size plant and then put it in a spot that was quite low light. It grew along steadily, but not with any real zeal. Around Nov-Dec I realizied that lowii's actully could tolerate quite high light levels, so I moved the plant and it's really responded.
Is this blooming size yet? (That's an 18 inch ruler in the photo). And does lowii have a particular blooming season (if it happened to pay attention to that.) Also, are there any quirks or tricks to getting it to set a bud?
It looks like it is close...we had one brought to our society meeting that was a first bloom seedling and it might have had one more set of leaves than yours.....60.00 and I didn't buy it ! WAhhhhh !
Culture I am not sure,they grow on limestone ,low light. bloom spring to summer. They do need a temp drop to iniate spikes. Good Luck !
They also grow pretty darned slowly compared to some other things, so even though the size is close in terms of leafspan, it may still be a year or two (or more) before you get a spike. Nice looking plant though, with good roots!