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Paph Liemianum- A Photo Essay

This is a discussion on Paph Liemianum- A Photo Essay within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I expect it to grow from the same plant but I am new to it ...

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    I expect it to grow from the same plant but I am new to it myself.

    It is a 'sequential bloomer' so it seems reasonable that it will come from the same plant.

    Cattan has one, he'll reply with the authoritative answer, I hope!

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    Thanks Yew-Sung!

    It is the closest I have come to being responsible for a spike thus far in my orchid growing experience. I find it so interesting to watch them unfold! I had 5 days off from New Years day to be around when it did open. I was very worried about the spike because the stem itself is rather soft as it grew and had to be supported.

    I have cut back on water a bit, theorizing it was soft because too much water. But the rest of the plant appears quite healthy. I hope you saw the keiki in photo 2.

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    They send their spike up either as the new growth is finishing or after it is fully mature and it rests a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    I expect it to grow from the same plant but I am new to it myself.

    It is a 'sequential bloomer' so it seems reasonable that it will come from the same plant.

    Cattan has one, he'll reply with the authoritative answer, I hope!

    ---------- Post Merged at 08:14 PM ----------

    Thanks Yew-Sung!

    It is the closest I have come to being responsible for a spike thus far in my orchid growing experience. I find it so interesting to watch them unfold! I had 5 days off from New Years day to be around when it did open. I was very worried about the spike because the stem itself is rather soft as it grew and had to be supported.

    I have cut back on water a bit, theorizing it was soft because too much water. But the rest of the plant appears quite healthy. I hope you saw the keiki in photo 2.
    Yes I can cofirm that. It is a sequential bloomer and will continue to produce flowers one after another for at least 8 months from the same spike. However, it is essential to have quite a long stake for the flower stem as it is very slender and won't be able to grow upright with out staking. Because of the long blooming season thrips and mealy bugs are a real problem causing damage to the buds and flowers.

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    Yew-Sung-
    Thanks for the heads up about the new flower forming on the same spike. And also for the info about the strength of the spike and the need for support. I thought that over watering had compromised the spike though the rest of the plant shows no signs of over watering. In our dry environment, I am more worried about under watering paphs than over watering. Also for the bug issue. I'll will definitely keep a sharp eye out for bugs.

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    I found this picture on-line which shows a spike on a similar type paph (differences exist between my specimen and this same named specimen) that has had sequential blooms.

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    My next bud has formed. Fortunately for me, I had changed the way I was staking the spike as I was over the place the bud emerged. Had I left a clip in place that I started with instead of making a little u shaped 'holder' to lean the spike on, the next bud would have been disrupted.

    Every day I learn more about this plant and how it grows. It is quite interesting.

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    Love the color! Really cool post.
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    Here is a picture of the next bud on the old spike. It is visible forming its own stem off the original spike stem. This means my paph Liemianum sequential bloom spike is going to look different than the last image I posted from the internet unless the expired flowers detach themselves where the leaves are on the spike as the same place the next flower bud is emerging. Time will tell! LOL

    I'll keep updating this thread periodically when a change is dramatic enough to warrant the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devasha View Post
    Love the color! Really cool post.
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    Glad to see you're posting again, Missed your posts

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    Thank you! Happy to be back.
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