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One of these things is not like the others . . .

This is a discussion on One of these things is not like the others . . . within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A really odd bloom opened today on my phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x phrag warscewiczianum. Actually ...

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    Default One of these things is not like the others . . .

    A really odd bloom opened today on my phrag Sorcerer's Apprentice x phrag warscewiczianum. Actually these two blooms are open right now on the same plant. Any idea why the first one is SO weird? Are my conditions not right? Is something wrong with the plant? (Gasp!) Why one weird-o bloom and one perfectly normal bloom? Other than this odd-ball bloom, the rest of the plant looks perfectly healthy. It is like the flower is turned inside out. Any ideas?
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    LOL! Sorry--the title of your thread made me expect one of those "Find the oddball thingy in the picture" kinds of games.

    First blooms on slippers will very often open deformed. In fact, many growers won't even let their plants' first spikes develop through maturity, cutting them off just as the buds start to form for that very reason.

    Absolutely nothing at all to worry about--looks kind of cool, actually!

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    I guess was thinking of it as a "find the oddball thingy game" -- mixed in with all my other plants, that bloom is definitely an oddball thingy.

    Thanks -- good to know. I guess my little seedling phrags will help me to develop more patience than I anticipated. I'll wait for months, years, for the plant to bloom, and then they may be deformed! Remind me again why we grow orchids?

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    Some of the blooms on my Phrag St Ouen(first blooming) were a bit weird but some were perfectly ok.I did read beforehand that the first blooming can have deformed flowers so i wasn,t particularly worried.

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    I'm with Louis on this one. Even though it's not "normal", it is very cool looking. I think it's "perfect"!


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    Yep, it's very cool and interesting. Think of it this way--you have two different "varieties" of flowers on one plant! Isn't that interesting!

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    Default Two for one!

    You guys are pretty good at seeing a silver lining. I agree with you -- it is kind of a two for one deal. (I just wanted to be sure I wasn't doing something to mutate my blooms.) So here it is -- the two for one phrag special...
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