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DrLeslieEe

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Next to Mango is this type lowii. I didn’t see the spike until quite late lol.

Pretty nice and dark. Unfortunately the other 3-4 buds blasted as they got too close to lights.

Plant is huge and needs lots of water. Seems dehydrated.

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"The plant is huge and needs lots of water. Seems dehydrated"

Is it in bark or a bark mix? I use straight sphagnum for many of my paphs since I'm growing in my home. That said, many people shy away from an all-sphagnum medium. You can always add a substantial amount of chopped sphagnum to a bark-based mix and it will be an improvement. I don't know anything about your culture, and I don't want to be the fool that rushes in. Just a thought.
 
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Thanks for trying to help.

It is not a great idea to pot any paph in pure spagnum as it leads to rot easily in cool conditions, particularly species. And this plant is in a 10 inch pot.

If it works for you, that's great. I do however use moss to top the pot sometimes to keep humidity in.

As for the dehydration, it was my mistake to not pay attention to this plant as much as I do the others. I just have to water more. It is in bark/charcoal/perlite mix.
 

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I appreciate your position. Do you have cool conditions? I would agree. 10" pot? It must be a monster!
 

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I appreciate your position. Do you have cool conditions? I would agree. 10" pot? It must be a monster!
Yes it’s cool at 15-17C in winter in this growing area.

Indeed a monster with growths 4 feet wide tip to tip! And 5 growths lol
 

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The flower looks fine to me but it seems this time you had problems with the light when you took the photo, Leslie.
 

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Did you self Mango yet? Breed it to this one?

4 feet????? I’d like to see. That’s scary! No wonder it’s dehydrated...ten inches of roots have to support 4 feet and 5 growths??? You need up run an IV drip! Lordy.
 

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Here the plant.

For reference, the lowii is surrounded by kolopakingiis (left), huge roths (right) and large phillipinenses (front):

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No, Mango won’t be cross with this one.

Instead, Mango will be selfed as well as sib on to another nice butter colored lowii aureum pollen (courtesy of John Marcotte).
 

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