Return to the Orchids Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Are paphiopedilums forced to bloom?

Posted by rjlinva 7VA (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 30, 10 at 8:10

I am trying to increase my orchid collection so that I have a variety of orchids blooming throughout the year. I have recently gotten interested in paphiopedilums, and I would like to have some blooming at different times of the year. If I buy them in bloom at different times of the year can I anticipate them blooming around that time each year, or are they forced to bloom out of season like the phalaenopsis I see at the big box stores? I can't always find information about their bloom time. When I order them online, I try to get some that bloom at different times of the year.

TIA
Robert


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Are paphiopedilums forced to bloom?

Big Box orchids are forced. If you buy one it will start to adjust to your light/temperature situation and go back its proper season.


 o
RE: Are paphiopedilums forced to bloom?

Thanks.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Orchids Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here