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Easiest and Hardest

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    RSJ, you're a gal after my own heart!

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    Only 6 years ? lol I have a miserable Paph. that has bloomed once in 15 years maybe longer I have lost track along with the tag , it is a small grower has a pink flower was named something like Dawn light orisis king tut , or gentle breeze somwhere in the name , darn near killed it a few times . The easiest ones for me are the broughtonias , Phals . and Vandas , Phrags . and most of the Paphs . Louis I had one with Coos Bay in the name ....may it RIP. Gin

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    Coos Bay clones....

    Maybe they're just ferklempt and it isn't me at all.

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    My easiest has been Burr. Stefan Isler 'Red'. It's bloomed with two spikes from each new pbulb faithfully. So does the Odcdm. Tiger Crow 'Golden Girl'. Golden girl is fixin' to bloom again as I type this.

    My hardest by far has to be the stinkin' Lc Daffodil Yellow It's done nothing for three years but pop out new growth and attract mealies. I swear it's going out for the summer and might not be allowed back in in the fall!

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    I've only been growing orchids for a few years so I don't have a lot of experiance yet but I will say my Colm.Wildcat 'Bobcat' is my easiest to bloom and the hardest one had to be a Brassia Rex that I got so disgused at that it went in the trash after 2 years.The entire time I had it it didn't even grow a new leaf for me,I don't have much room so any plant that gives me a hard time meets a sad fate.

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    LOL! It's *extremely* frustrating when plants do nothing but attract bugs--or just plain do nothing!

    That's the reason some of the slower growing Paphs just aren't suited to my temperament. *Way* too much can go wrong during the years it can take those things to put out a new leaf or two, never mind set a spike.....

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    You mean there are faster growing paphs?

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    You were kidding, I know, but the mottled-leaf, Maudiae type Paphs can grow very quickly, putting out at least one new growth per year that matures and blooms the same season.

    Plants on which I can see some progress over the course of a year I like. They don't make me feel like I'm trying to grow plastic.

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    I once grew cardboard faster than a paph.

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    Of course that's just me....I can't grow paphs or dendrobiums. Others have tons of luck with them....

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