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ScottMcC

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There's something going on in my lowii...is it a sheath? a new leaf? something else? I know, I know, I need to be more patient...but in the meantime, I'd like to hear people's thoughts. It is growing, by the way, so I doubt I'll have to wait too too long to find out what it is.

 

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well it transilluminates nicely in the mornings, so...yes.

it should hurry up and show itself though!!!
 

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I jumped the gun this fall when I thought my lowii was spiking. Its just the "pre leaf" that often proceeds a spiking.

Although lowii can bloom anytime of year they most often bloom in spring and summer, with the spikes just emerging in late winter.
 
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if that last leaf is really quite small then it might be a sheath. or if you feel a swelling. if the last leaf is 1/2 grown then it's just another leaf in all likelihood.
 

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well we'll find out soon, because it's growing fast!



my other paph has a similar phenomenon. this one is vert 'crystal court' x treasure island 'jack'

 

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I snuck a peak inside both plants today...and they're both leaves. Still...two new leaves on my only two paphs, can't complain, right?
 

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an update...the one on the lowii turned out to be a sheath after all. definitely not a leaf like I thought previously.

the other one is a leaf though.

I posted this picture in another thread, I'm just bumping this one.

 

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I'll always take new growth over nothing or rot anyday.

And I'll take a lowii spike over new growth.

Enjoy!
 
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