Did this bud blast? Not sure what's going on here.

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I've only ever experienced a bud blast on MF paphs and only after a stem and bud have fully developed and my little pac-man shape flower thing goes brown. Not really sure what's going on here. Help?
 

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It looks blasted, sorry. It happens a lot to my vietnamense and acmodontum, too. Unfortunately I have no idea what causes it.
 

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It looks blasted, sorry. It happens a lot to my vietnamense and acmodontum, too. Unfortunately I have no idea what causes it.
thank you so much for the confirmation! i've never had it happen so early and was really confused why the center was brown but the leaves and root system looked happy and healthy.
 

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Sorry about the bud! I would cut it away as soon as possible to prevent any rotting in the crown. Beautiful mottling on those happy leaves, though!
 

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Has there been any major temperature or humidity swing? What is your humidity range during the day?
 

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Also: what is this plant? I am spellbound by the leaves. I would grow this plant for its leaves alone. My god.
 

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Also: what is this plant? I am spellbound by the leaves. I would grow this plant for its leaves alone. My god.
Almost certain its paph venustum! Also obsessed over the leaves... wait til you feel them!
 

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Still quite a beginner but I've experienced bud blast on 2 paphs when my temps changed drastically... specifically a heat wave... i was not able to provide enough humidity to offset because I had already had my winter set up arranged
 

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