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Old 10-09-2019, 10:48 PM
claytonkroh claytonkroh is offline
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Should I cut my paphiopedalum spike?
Default Should I cut my paphiopedalum spike?

I received a new paphiopedalum the other day. It was in bloom, but rough shipping and broken off the single bud.

Should I cut the spike it had, or should I leave it alone? Any benefits for either course?

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Old 10-09-2019, 11:59 PM
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Should I cut my paphiopedalum spike? Female

If you leave the spike the plant will re-absorb any nutrients etc. present. My spent Phaph spikes usually dry up within a few weeks so I just wait to cut them until then. Cutting now though is probably fine too.
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