Paph. niveum first bloom progress

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  1. May 19, 2020 #1

    Ernieg96

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    This little one arrived in-bud on 4/30 (I was VERY pleasantly surprised!) and over the past three weeks has progressed as follows:

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    I can’t wait to until she blooms!
     
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    Nicely coming.If I can an advice.Plants take extra phosphorus and kalium up during bud forming period.If there is not enugh, plant reuptakes them from older leaves.This time it is worth to change to blooming fertilizer.Keep us posted.
     
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  3. May 20, 2020 #3

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    Very cute!

    DD, what is kalium?
     
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    Potassium, I mean.
     
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    Ahhhh ok .... yes K+ for blooms.
     
  6. May 24, 2020 at 2:43 AM #6

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    Still growing! Looks like it’s working on a second bud now. The first one has swelled quite a bit.

    I’ve been fertilizing with Dynagro’s balanced fertilizer. I don’t have a bloom booster, should I start using one now? The yellowing on the bottom leaf looks to be due to physical damage but now that fertilizing has been mentioned I worry that it’s not getting enough nutrients.
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    There are many bloom booster fertilizers available from market.I use Peters fertilizers , growing mix in vegetative stage and a gradually increase the part of bloom booster, from 3:1 to 1:3.This works well.I use ro water, total cc. of solution is 400 uS, every waterings.
     
  8. May 24, 2020 at 10:49 AM #8

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    Did you get the plant from Sam? Contact him, I bet he didn't use a bloom booster to set the bud. I personally don't use anything like that and niveum blooms every year. Potassium is one of the rarer elements available in nature so be careful playing around with plant chemistries. It can end with disastrous results. In fact, on this forum several years ago we had lengthy discussions over potassium and plant physiology. The creation of a new fertilizer was the result, called Klite. Ray use to supply this fertilizer. I'm not sure if he still does.
     
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  9. May 24, 2020 at 12:50 PM #9

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    He does, I just bought a new canister of it a few weeks ago.
     

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