I do use potassium in the form of KSi and haven't really had a leaf tip issue with any of the other paphs. Hopefully this plant will reset in its new home. I have another half a dozen roths with missing leaf tips before receiving them as well. Hopefully they will also reset.Be careful as the plant is heavily potassium deficient... The leaf tips collapsing are a sure sign. It can eventually eat a few leaves when or after fully blooming.
Maybe there was a reason for the special deal other than having to make space. There's reason why things get sold cheap. At least that's what I would assume and I have seen it done. When mutual understanding is there, I don't see the problem in this kind of transaction but I personally prefer to start with squeaky "clean" plants as much as possible.I need to add clarity here. My current fertilizer schedule has been in place for about 3 years now. This roth and quite a few others came to me starting the first of April as part of Sam's liquidation. Only the roths I received had leaf tip cuts. Maybe 4-5 of the 6 plants. None of the other species or hybrids had any tip issues. I must say all the plants from multiple shipments came to me dark green, especially the supardii(s). None of the OI plants ever developed narcotic spots on the lower leaves.
A Hawaii firm was offering a special about the same time I bought the OI plants, roths, their choice for 30 bucks in lots of 6 along with lowii albums. About a week after receiving the Hawaii order narcotic, dry spots started showing up on the leaves and the leaves would quickly change to yellow on the roths only. To me it is a disease of either microorganisms or a deficiency. Since removing the leaves it hasn't shown back up. So I'm thinking its not microbial.