A question about durability of a Paphiopedilum flower!!

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SuperPaph

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Hi friends, do you think durability of a flower in a Paphiopedilum plant spike could cause the future success on his life? For example, one plant with three months in bloom could delay in develope a new strong grow?

I am thinking to enjoy the flower for a short time, then to cut it, so the plant could keep a lot of energy for the new growth. Do you think will be it a good procedure??
 

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I agree with Linus.

If plant is strong with at least 3-4 growths and good roots, holding a flower(s) till the end won’t affect it.

On a first bloom, with one growth, it’s risky and definitely no carrying a pod. It almost killed my black petal sukhakuliis. Best to use pollen from this plant on another stronger pod plant.
 

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This article, published in the AOS Orchids magazine several months ago, in entitled “Making Plants Bloom”, but addresses the resource accumulation and expenditure factor.
 

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