Paph Hysing Anita

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Ozpaph

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
18,436
Reaction score
1,352
Location
Brisbane, Australia
ditto.
these anitum hybrids need a lot of attention to staking (see Ricks tutorial) to show off the flowers which tend to bunch and droop.
 

Tony

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2006
Messages
502
Reaction score
368
Location
Columbia, SC
Not as dramatic as the op but mine both flop a bit.
 

Attachments

  • 20220215_185303.jpg
    20220215_185303.jpg
    420.7 KB · Views: 5
  • 20220215_185330.jpg
    20220215_185330.jpg
    366.1 KB · Views: 5
Joined
Oct 9, 2016
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
1,236
Location
Cleveland, OH
its pretty always been floppy since day one. the roots are healthy and the leaf surface looks good. at first i tried to increase the water thinking dehydration was the issue. however it just seems to be this growth. I will be curious to see if the new growth is floppy or not.
 

SlipperKing

Madd Virologist
Joined
Sep 16, 2007
Messages
19,619
Reaction score
1,145
Location
Pearland TX
Not to get off topic too much I would just add high nitrogen combined with low light generally gets soft, lush growth.
 

Happypaphy7

Paphlover
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Messages
7,243
Reaction score
1,249
Location
New York City
Mine also has all the leaves upright and not floppy, but my WBW can easily go floppy on its newly developing leaf when it doesn't get watered on its watering day, which is about every two three days.
With that said, I think floppy leaves can be just normal as the growers say here. I have seen it most commonly on bulldog paphs. Some will have leaves floppy no matter what you do and others have no such "issues".
It is not a simple matter of water and light not being ideal. Some will be floppy.
For Tony, I think his plants are well watered. I think fast growing new tender leaves can easily bend over like that due to the weight of itself. As the leaf continue to grow and the tissues become hardened, it may "correct" itself or you can provide a little support to help it stay upright because once bent a leaf can stay bent although not in the same degree.
 

Happypaphy7

Paphlover
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Messages
7,243
Reaction score
1,249
Location
New York City
Congrats!!
When mine bloomed last year (from a different line), I was impressed about how tall the spike was and how big the flowers were!
Enjoy the flowers.
By the way, I sent you a PM if you haven't checked yet. ;)
 
Top