Paph stonei x paph gratrixianum

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  1. Jun 14, 2019 #1

    Gilda

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    I've had this plant for more years than i want to admit ! It's a hardy grower, very forgiving of mixes but it will not bloom. It has 8 growths at least.. tried brighter light, cooler, warmer... I'm running out of ideas. Could it be a dud? Thoughts ? TIA !
     
  2. Jun 15, 2019 #2

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    it might never flower given the parentage.
    'Shock' it into flowering - divide, repot and high light..........................one more year then bin.
     
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    Migtht it be that gratrixianum in general is a bit relictant when it comes to flowering? I have a gratrixianum for 7 years now 10+ growth but it didn't want to flower, too. Maybe that passed on...
     
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    sometimes quite stronge giberellins treatment can send them to flower...
     
  5. Jun 15, 2019 #5

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    I had a stonei x niveum cross that was at least as large as yours. Tried everything you're describing; more light, less light, warmer, cooler, wetter, dryer, all with the same result --- no blooms. When I made my last move into a condo I finally gave it the heave ho.
     
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    I've moved it to even much higher light, that's about my threshold of patience for this orchid. The bloom would prob be ugly anyways. I like stonei, not so much gratrixianum. I'll give it a while longer then it's out of here. Thanks all !!
     
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    Ha I would be up for the challenge. Who knows what vagary of condition might force its stubborn hand!
     
  9. Jun 20, 2019 #9

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    Other than the challenge of blooming it, in my mind it doesn't even seem that it would make an attractive cross.
     
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