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Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum in bloom

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    Default Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum in bloom

    This is the first kind of Paphiopedilum blossom I can take full credit for: Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum.
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    I think you have to give some of the credit to the plant. Now you should get another flower about once a month for a while, maybe a long while. Just one of the reasons Paph glaucophyllum is a good choice for Paph-beginners or orchid-beginners. Show us another flower when it is STILL blooming a year from now.

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    I'm afraid i'll have to cut this bloom cycle short. The poor dear is recovering from an attack of whiteflies. So I would like to let it have a bit more energy for the recovery process.

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    In my experience, "cut the spike to strengthen the plant" is mostly wishful thinking. Getting the spike to this point required far more resources than maintaining it does, and with sequential Paphs a spike does not really inhibit new growth. If it keeps producing flowers it is telling you it is healthy enough to do so. Of course, only you can evaluate your plant's condition.

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    You are contradicting yourself.

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    The take way for me was that since it has spent the energy to get to where it is, is takes less from here on. If it is strong enough to continue it will let you know by the spike failing on its own or not. If it is strong enough to continue this bloom cycle then there is no reason to cut it short. Let the orchid decide. Did you eliminate the fly issue?

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    Maybe not contradicting yourself, but all kinds of things can happen before next year, as you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    The take way for me was that since it has spent the energy to get to where it is, is takes less from here on. If it is strong enough to continue it will let you know by the spike failing on its own or not. If it is strong enough to continue this bloom cycle then there is no reason to cut it short. Let the orchid decide. Did you eliminate the fly issue?
    Yes, thank you. On this and its relative, Paph. primulinum.

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    Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohata View Post
    I'm afraid i'll have to cut this bloom cycle short. The poor dear is recovering from an attack of whiteflies. So I would like to let it have a bit more energy for the recovery process.

    In my opinion it is not necessary to cut the flowering spike, it would be a pity, but run a pest, you can run with biological control by releasing inside the wasp Encarsia formosa, very useful for eliminating whiteflies in a large number of crops (even outside the greenhouse), or with chemical control, much faster, a very effective product is the Movento 48 SC, is the first insecticide double sistemia that moves inside the plants both in acropetal sense both in basipetal sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oile View Post
    In my opinion it is not necessary to cut the flowering spike, it would be a pity, but run a pest, you can run with biological control by releasing inside the wasp Encarsia formosa, very useful for eliminating whiteflies in a large number of crops (even outside the greenhouse), or with chemical control, much faster, a very effective product is the Movento 48 SC, is the first insecticide double sistemia that moves inside the plants both in acropetal sense both in basipetal sense.
    I already got rid of the whitefly. As for cutting the flowering spike, it seemed to be implied that I couldn't take credit for the flowers unless it bloomed for a full year. I hope I am wrong on the latter, of course. Please, people, no more unsolicited advice. The picture is for people to enjoy.

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