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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:20 PM
fukuchan5459 fukuchan5459 is offline

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Thumbs up Lady Slipper orchid growth habit - Advise?

Hello fellow orchid growers. I just bought a lady slipper orchid that is in half bloom. It is called Paph Raisin Pie.

I would like to know the Lady Slipper's growth habit and their culture. I noticed a small growth coming out already, but where do the new spikes come out of the lady Slippers? i had a lady slipper before but it has been a while.

Any advise about watering and lighting is also appreciated.

Thanks people.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:02 PM
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treat it like a phal spikes come from the center of the leaves
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Paphs are sympodial, and all new growth will appear from the side of the most recent growth(aka fans). It will not flower again from the fan that is currently in bloom. All new spikes will come from the new fans once they mature.

Those are my principles and if you don't like them......I have others.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 02:06 PM
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Check out teh pages of this thread: How to grow and bloom mottled leaf paphs...

Also look at SlipperTalk.com. There's a lot of helpful information and people there.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 04:16 PM
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Thank you very much for the links. They are very helpful. As you are.
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