Paph stonei x paph gratrixianum

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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 !
 

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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...
 

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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!
 

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