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paph rolfei which is a bellatulum x rothschildianum cross question

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    hello everyone...i have only a few paphs...but one of them, paph rolfei which is a bellatulum x rothschildianum cross...i have had for about 2 years with no blooms...it was a rescue plant that has bounced back nicely, lovely foliage but no blooms...it did just about a month ago produce its first new baby...i know it is a difficult bloomer by reputation but any ideas how to get her to bloom for me?

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    Welcome. Don't grow many paphs myself. Yes rothchildianum crosses do have a reputation as difficult to flower.

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    This type of Paph hybrid is notoriously difficult to get to flower. The first step is to get it healthy and growing, then keep it growing well long enough to have a large plant, 5-6 or more fully mature growths. It should take brighter than average light for a Paph, and might appreciate dryer cooler winter conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    This type of Paph hybrid is notoriously difficult to get to flower. The first step is to get it healthy and growing, then keep it growing well long enough to have a large plant, 5-6 or more fully mature growths. It should take brighter than average light for a Paph, and might appreciate dryer cooler winter conditions.
    and this cross-sectional hybrid tends to throw some deformed flowers.

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    Good luck with this paph! Be sure to update us as it grows!

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    I agree with Kirk. It's one of those really stubborn hyrbrids. Paph. Woluwense is the same way if I remember right...

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