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Old 04-13-2010, 09:43 PM
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I purchased this orchid from ikea (I am a novice orchid grower and didn't want to invest too much into something I could possibly kill) and my kitten snatched the one flower from the spike. I trimmed back the spike since I saw no other buds but the problem is that I don't know what kind it is or how to get it to bloom again. The foliage is very different, long and pleated green leaves folded around each other with purple spots. I hate to say I have a black thumb (more like brown?) but I've never had success with moth orchids re-blooming but I'd love to learn how. If anyone could tell me what kind of orchid this is and how to care for it I would be so grateful!!!
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It's a Paphiopedilum
I only have a few - and am far from an expert on them, but they do not want to dry out completely, and like moderate light I believe.

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thank you so much!
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