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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    I am evil and undeserving of my orchids

    I was so happy, I had just finished redoing my plant grow rack to give the big guys more room and replaced my aging t12 lights in one section with T8's. Then it happened, I had been waiting over 3 years for my phragmipedium sorcerer's apprentice to grow a fan big enough to support a flower spike. I had told no one of the emerging spike, afraid that it would some how cease to be if I did. Then a split second of inattention when putting the plants back in the rack I hit the spike on the lights and snapped off the growing tip.
    It's a tough life being a Sarracenia farmer
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    its a very hard thing indeed , its why i moved to carnivorous plants they have the cool traps and pitchers for most of the year,
    i am ver sorry for your great loss , i love the phrags and paphs. hope it recovers and blooms next year , or does it have another spike.
    id just bite the bullet and try and find and buy one in spike..
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    again sorry for your loss
    jimmy

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    A harsh occurrence. Perhaps being thwarted this time the plant will try again soon? I am reminded of the time I dumped a tray of valued sundew seedlings on the concrete floor.

    To look on the bright side - congrats on your set-up upgrade. 'Sounds worthy of some pride.
    - Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphwiz View Post
    its a very hard thing indeed , its why i moved to carnivorous plants they have the cool traps and pitchers for most of the year,
    i am ver sorry for your great loss , i love the phrags and paphs. hope it recovers and blooms next year , or does it have another spike.
    id just bite the bullet and try and find and buy one in spike..
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    again sorry for your loss
    jimmy
    Alas I have no room for a 5'th giant slipper plant, but on the bright side it has two younger fans so I can hope for a spike or two next year.
    It's a tough life being a Sarracenia farmer
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    Holy crap that is so terrible I hope it flowers for you again sometime soon.

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    That happened with one of my Paphs while I was away. If I do that to my new Paph lowii I'm going to scream.

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    A truly harsh reminder to pay attention to what one is doing. I feel your pain.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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