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Challenged Paph

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    A bit less than a year ago, I came into possession of what I thought was a decent looking Paph Charles Sladen (bellatulum x glaucophyllum). The leaves looked fine, it looked to be a blooming size single growth. When I unpotted it there were only 1 inch sticks for roots. In other words, they were in real bad shape.

    It took me about 8 months to get new root growth. That part is going fine now, the plant is putting out another new growth and slowly growing a new leaf on the original growth.

    Question: Do you think that original growth will ever flower or do you think that chances are slim because of all the root issues? There was no evidence that it had previously done so.

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    I really wished I paid more attention to my plants so I could answer that. Seems the last few years all I do is water, repot and feed. When something blooms I bring it in. I don't pay any attention if it's an older growth or newer one. Sorry

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    Kev, if it's growing a new leaf on the old growth, that growth still has a chance to bloom. Keep doing whatever you're doing for it.....

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    Thanks.

    And everyone told me sacrifices wouldn't work!!

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    I'll trade you one of my pentagrams for a sacrifice? I think Gin has some chicken feathers too.

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    I have the feathers and an old stump to dance nekkid around , that might be why I don't have any neighbors * laughing * Gin

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    in this case, I think it is unlikely (but not impossible) for the old growth to flower. usually at some point the new growth really takes off, since the bulk of the new roots tend to come from it.
    the old one kind of sticks around, maybe grow a leaf slowly. unless of course it is the source of the new roots, in which case it may yet bloom.
    but even in perfectly healthy paphs, often the first growth doesn't bloom anyway, especially some of the coryopedilum multiflorals.

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    Thanks Jason. Actually, I'm thrilled this thing is still alive. I have no idea how it existed on those stick roots it had for so long.

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