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Paphiopedilum primulinum with 2 spikes

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    In spike again after its last bloom 5 months ago. This time, it grows many keikis. I wonder if I should divide and repot them, but don't when is the best time. Any advice please?

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    Hi Silverhair,
    I won't divide it if they were my paphs, but leave it as a specimen size plant for a spectacular show of flowers.
    But if u want to divide it, then do it so when they are producing new growth and probably after the flowers have fallen off.
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    I wouldn't divide this plant for a couple years, or when the oldest growths are starting to die back. It is at the right stage of growth to divide now, but you should probably wait until the current new growths are mature and the next new growths have started. Each division should have at least 2 mature growths (previously flowered or not) and at least one new growth coming. Divisions of that size should bloom when the new growths mature. Smaller divisions would be weak and will probably skip a year before flowering.

    When it is at the right size and stage of growth to divide, it doesn't matter if it is in bud or flower. Go ahead and divide. Most Paphs tolerate repotting or division well as long as they have new growths coming, and they won't lose buds or flowers. But especially with sequential flowering Paphs like Paph primulinum, if you wait until there are no buds or flowers you may never get the chance. Also, almost all Paphs should be repotted every year even if you don't divide them.

    BTW, new basal growths on Paphs and other sympodial orchids are usually not called keikis.

    Do you have a picture of the previous flowers? Something about the plant and buds looks like it could be a hybrid rather than Paph primulinum species.

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    I'd let it grow. Healthy orchid.

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    Thank you for your informative reply. I bought this plant with flower 11 months ago. It grew flowers successively over a period of 3 months. The colour of the last flowering picture is a bit distorted.Name:  IMG_20130127_152534.jpg
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    A very beautifully coloured primulinum!

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    A very impressive plant! I'd keep it going as is. It is too spectacular to change IMO. :o)

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    Beautiful plant!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhair View Post
    Thank you for your informative reply. I bought this plant with flower 11 months ago. It grew flowers successively over a period of 3 months. The colour of the last flowering picture is a bit distorted.
    Thanks for the picture. It looks right for Paph primulinum, not the hybrid I suspected. Obviously you are growing it well. As the plant matures you can probably expect it to stay in bloom on each spike for 6 months or more, even better than the 3 months you have seen. And a large plant with mutiple spikes can be in bloom almost constantly for years.

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