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papheteer

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I have an armeni-white that flowered last year around july. It had 3 flowered growths. Then it put out 5 growths that are all mature now and very healthy. But the problem is all of the 3 old growths are now dead/yellowing. I don't see any rot, all the leaves just yellowed and dried slowly. The roots are very healthy too. Is this normal or is it something to worry about? pls help!
 

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each growth on a Paph/Phrag will bloom once, then die. it sends off new growths, they mature, flower, send off new growths (not necessarily in that order) then die, etc...

(actually, a more accurate way to say it is that each Paph/Phrag growth will send off one inflorescence {flower stalk}. that may have one or many flowers depending on whether it's a uniflora, multifloral, or sequential)
 

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seems eventually the old growths will wilt, though it takes a long time sometimes. The plant is abosrbing its nutrients I think
 

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I know they all just flower once and die.. :poke: But i think it's just too soon. Not even a year.
 

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oh, sorry. didn't mean to state the obvious, then. i thought you might be new at it....
sometimes they fade really fast, sometimes very slowly. at least for me they have...
 

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Great thread! I was about to post the same question about one of my magic latern and lynneigh koopowitz too. They have exactly the same problem.. althuogh what I don't understand is I have 2 of each cross, and one would have this problem while the other one doesn't... :crazy:
 

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