If the plant has good roots and is not stressed in any other way, such as bugs or bacterial infection, it should be OK to pollinate. Matt recently posted a great pictorial on how to pollinate a Paph. http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1091myxodex said:Hi all,
Thanks for the comments. Following what I have said about conservation, I feel
that I should probably self this plant and give the pod to someone here who can flask and distribute the offspring. I have no commercial interest but would like to be part of the process of making this plant less rare in cultivation. However I am a beginner and I'm not sure whether a plant with three growths and a fourth just started is mature enough to support producing a pod? I'd be grateful if any of you could offer advice on this issue.