question about Paphiopedilum micranthum seedling

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  1. May 13, 2019 #1

    BrucherT

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    I am not much familiar with this species or the habits of Paph seedlings in this group. This growth looks leggy to me but maybe it’s normal for a plant this age? Being sold on eBay as “one or two years away from blooming.” I think of this group as very compact and tight-growing. Trying to learn the hallmarks of a healthy seedling. Is this just fine and normal? If not, is it fixable with culture? If so, how would one accomplish that? Trying to learn. To me, this Parvisepalum group is the most mysterious and difficult to understand and of course I frickin’ LOVE THEM, so I’m seeking advice. Thank you!
     

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    Seedlings can get leggy like that in flask, they will flatten out as they continue to grow. I have 25 or 30 Phrags and a Paph or two from that seller, she sends good stuff.
     
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    MorandiWine

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    It will eventually flatten out with each new leaf. Assuming that it is in a 2” pot, there is more than 1-2 years till blooming. Parvi’s are pretty slow sometimes.

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