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paph. culture

This is a discussion on paph. culture within the Paphiopedilum & Phragmipedium Info. forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; hmmm...might be tough to bloom paphs there. bright shade would be optimal, or some direct ...

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    hmmm...might be tough to bloom paphs there. bright shade would be optimal, or some direct morning light. if it's just for a few months the plant will be fine if everything else is in order. might even look nicer with larger, darker green leaves.

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    You could always add grow lights. A Paph wouldn't need strong lighting to encourage it along.


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    Mine seem to like a west window and get good light in the afternoon to early evening. You'll know when you hit the right place as they will grow and bloom freely. I also occaisionally will use a grow light when we are in a really shady period like bad weather and no sun. I don't want to loose even a single day of sunshine that may be needed to bloom.

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