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Discussion in 'Big Leaf Orchids' started by bigleaf, May 2, 2016.
Oh no!! Let's hope the other two buds develop.
What!? That's weird! Are you sure you didn't tap it too hard?
I'm not touching the other two buds. I was very gentle to try shifting it off the stem. this is not quite like phalaenopsis that I'm used to.
Paph buds can be quite brittle that way, especially the point where the flower part ends and ovary starts, like as in your case.
I never touch them. lol
Phals and others are a bit more flexible although I don't touch those, either. lol
Maybe the other two buds might open up larger since the first prematurely died off.
That's just not fair. Hope the other two make it.
I've never done that to a Paph., but I've managed to do it
with Phrag. flowers and a careless elbow. Just makes me
want to *^&*%$$#% loudly.
Please touch only with your eyes! oke:
Something didn't look right with that first one anyway. Premature opening before the ovary elongated completely
Thanks Rick. So this really wasn't my fault. I barely touch it.
I also notice yesterday the spike is more erect. It's amazing that it seemed to perk up 45 degree in one day.
Our weather is not typical. Very warm now with night temperature in the 70s F. Muggy and cloudy. Greenhouse has been very humid.
Photo update. Maybe open a bit more
Very nice, that dorsel is huge!!
Oh my, eye candy of the peppermint variety. Niiiice!
Thank you everyone. Will update when flower opens more.
I'm not sure if this is it or if it will open further. We have a lot of humidity due to rain this week.
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