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musa

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Three flowers should open soon, I'm still hoping for the fourth...
Sorry for the bad fotos, but the top shelf is hard to reach. Better ones will follow.

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When the flowers are opened I'll take it down to make some better fotos. For now it's just some pics for documentation, sorry for that...
 

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Paph. philippinense has completely opened a four flower stem.
Unfortunately the twist of the petals is not what I hoped for.
Some of the staminodes turned brown (last foto). Might that be caused by spraying which I did for humidity during flower developpement?

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Finally! Well done.
The burnt stami is not easley explained. Just misting with water probably wouldn't cause it.
Maybe a fungal or bacterial issue incouraged by mist. Only one stami?
 

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Rick, it were two of four staminodes burnt, now a third is starting.
Oz maybe you are right but l like to let them grow as they like, further a upright inflorescence would not fit in my orchid shelves. One stem of my St. Swithin I even had to put a weight on to force it a little more downwards, otherwise I would have had to move the whole plant during flower developpement.
 

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you can move them early to give the spike room. Just dont move/re-orient the plant when the buds are well formed.
 

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