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Paph. tigrinum shealth keep blasting!!

This is a discussion on Paph. tigrinum shealth keep blasting!! within the Paphiopedilum & Phragmipedium Info. forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I need help with Paph. tigrinum. My bud keep blasting/flower shealth and it's seceond year ...

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    Default Paph. tigrinum shealth keep blasting!!

    I need help with Paph. tigrinum. My bud keep blasting/flower shealth and it's seceond year in a row. I grow mine under light and under intermediate condition. How do i keep it from happening again. Do you give the plant a rest once the flower shealth come out?? Move to cooler room?

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    The spike will take months to develop. During those time, don't let the sheath get wet at all and keep the air moving.

    A great Paph species! Good luck with it.

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    Someone I know that has bloomed tigrinum successfully says that a dry period several weeks after the bud bump appears is necessary and that too much water will cause the bud to blast.

    Susan

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    Thanks Tom and Susan for the information! Good luck this time, Wonderlen.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks. The shealth is almost dry up right now and there is no sign of any 'bud-bump' on the growth. The plant has 8" LS + 2 new growths. I'm not sure if it's just empty shealth or the bud will ever show up.

    Guess i'll have to pay extra attention next time.

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