Multifloral charlesworthii ?

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  1. Sep 25, 2019 #1

    P.K.Hansen

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    I have never seen this before, and haven't been able to find any pics of a charlesworthii with more than one flower on the spike.
    The first flower is very poorly shaped, and has some green in the dorsal.
    The plant has four spikes, but only one like this. The rest are longer as seen in the first pic.
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  2. Sep 25, 2019 #2

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    Interesting...might be a passing 'abnomality'....but if in the second blooming it shows double flowers of a little better quality, I think, you are the owner of a winner! ;)
     
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    ditto, Jens
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    The second flower is open, and it's normal.
    I was too quick regarding the other stems though - there is another with two buds :)
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    You have to self it! Maybe you can start a whole line of multifloral charlesworthii.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2019 #7

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    WAUW!

    Now you have some leverage in extorting a division or two out of yours truly in the due course of time! ;)
     
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    This year my Paph Charlie’s Girl (charlesworthii x Gigi) had twin buds.
    No stem length, both flowers were monsters.

    Also Paph Rosy Dawn (Astarte x Gwen Hannen) had twin buds but dropped one. The remaining flower was a little distorted.

    Didn’t take any pictures. Too disappointed.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2019 at 1:37 PM #9

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    Found a photo that I took in April. On the right front is my ‘little Paph insigne’. Paph Pepperpuddle visible far right but can’t see it’s bud.
    On the left rear is Paph Charlie’s Girl. The flowers opened at that height. Concave pouches. All a mess.
    Left front is Rosy Dawn. Dropped the smallest bud. Then stem length grew but flower was coarse and atypical.
    Not sure why they decided to twin bud. They were being grown inside under RBG marine LEDs (fish tank lights) and had been under these lights for 12 months. Perhaps the lighting type/ intensity was an issue or some other cultural issue.

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  10. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:43 PM #10

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    Something in the water...
     
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  11. Oct 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM #11

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    Well grown paphs of many species that are usually unifloral can have two flowers. It just shows you are doing it right. :)
     
  12. Oct 16, 2019 at 2:13 PM #12

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    I think P.K.Hansen is probably growing well, but like I said my flowers were deformed and I think the lights were to blame. My aim was just a cheap, compact way to keep things alive over winter.
     

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