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Jorch

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I'm not sure if this is the correct section to post.. but I just noticed this on my Paph tigrinum this morning:



Is this the normal color for tigrinum sheath? It is reddish brown in color, with spotting, texture is still firm. Is it going to be OK or it has already 'blasted'? :confused:

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No idea about yours mate....but my Leeanum buds are a similar colour as well.
 
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I don't have tigrinum but that bud looks perfectly normal to me, if you're in doubt - send it to me quick for further analysis!
 

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I've had these guys blast for about 3 years now, and while my clone of them has a fair amount of red/purple in the bract, once they loose the green edge to the bract they are blasted. But that's just my experience, which doesn't include a successful blooming.

How long has the bract been noticeable? There is a fair amount of literature that says these guys will put up a sheath in winter and hold it till summer before blooming (which is frequently what mine were doing except without blooming). But it seems like for allot of the successful bloomings that the appearance of the bract is only a month or two before the spike emerges. So I'm not so sure of the issue being that water is getting into the crown, rather than the plant being mature enough to have the energy to get the job done, and if it parks on a bract for a long time, its likely to just to cut its losses, and save the energy to go back into new growth.
 

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That is still OK it may sit just like that for months. The only time you give up when it is all dried up.


Ramon:)
 
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Jorch

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Thanks for your comments!

Rick, I've just noticed the sheath today. I have to admit I don't pay close enough attention to my plants, unless I see something unusual (like this sheath) when I water them. :sob:

I've put it in a separate area and will keep a closer watch.
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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At the moment, it looks good to me....reddish colors are fine in a sheath...the moment that it looks more brown than red, well...then its a goner. When I had tigrinum, it seems to me that the sheaths were green...but that was so many years ago. I blasted all sheaths in the first 3 years...after that, it became a reliable bloomer. Take care, Eric
 

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Did this one come from Sun Moon at the orchid fest? Good luck!
 
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Jorch

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Time flies.. after all these month, here's the result:



Almost all of my other Paphs will show the flower bud after the spike has grown so tall.. but this one looks just like an empty sheath. it's completely flat. Is this normal for tigrinum? :confused:
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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Yes. Typically, tigrinum puts up a sheath....then waits. Then the sheath grows up a stalk...then eventually it blasts. But, when its mature, the tendency to blast eases up and the blooms are easier to achieve. When I had my tigrinum, the sheath would appear in Sept....the blooms, in March or April. Take care, Eric
 

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That sheath is allot greener looking in this shot.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too!
 
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Jorch

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Thanks for all the reply! I sure hope it'll bloom out ok in a few months.. :)

Rick: Yes, good observation. the sheath actually seems to lose a bit of color after it has emerged fully!
 
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