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Suggestions for Paphs

This is a discussion on Suggestions for Paphs within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I know it has some delenatii in it, some people on another forum thought it ...

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    I know it has some delenatii in it, some people on another forum thought it was Gina Short; I am not convinced.

    I'd love some general temp. info on paphs and phrags to compare to the mottled leaf varieties. I may need to go a little lower in the winter?

    I can always use more blankets! Anything for the plants!

    Noid paph - whoops, can't upload to a new forum, Jason. It is in display under "woohoo my first pics" - close up at the beginning of the thread, and the whole plant towards the end. I'd love some help i.d.-ing it. Long, sordid, and slightly stupid story about how I came to own it. I have really enjoyed it though! (It was a missap and hence, free!)

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    Maudiae-types with charlesworthii or fairrieanum in their parentage will like 50 degrees more, although again, most should tolerate it OK
    Thanks, Jason, for the advice! I'll look out for the ones you suggested. I appreciate your help!

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    take a look at my web site for some of my collection, i grow all of my orchids indoors, i have about 125 paphs, and quite a few that you might be interested in, let me know if you have any questions

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    Heather, the Maudiae types are very tolerant, and will generally bloom without much of a temp drop or day/night differential. Overall range I think would be 50-85, although they'd probably prefer winter nights of 60.

    Winter night temps of 50 are very helpful in coaxing flowering of the coryopedilum multiflorals (roths etc.), complex hybrids, and some of the more difficult to flower parvis (armeniacum & micranthum). I've been told that a month of 50 degree nights with less water will usually do the trick. I've been using a drafty window to help things along...

    Normally coryos will like it warm and bright, since they are usually found near the equator. I think wilhelminiae is a higher-elevation species, though, so it *may* like it cooler (although Peter is the wilhelminiae expert). sanderianum & platyphyllum like it much more shaded, however, with philippinense perhaps the most sun-loving of the bunch.

    Brachys are usually warmer growing, 65-70 winter nights although they probably tolerate lower. bellatulum I believe is cooler, with niveum the most warmth-loving. I don't grow many paphs in the insigne complex, but I think they will thrive with warm temps but really require that cold snap to bloom.

    The phrag hybrids I think are generally very temperature tolerant, although I think a slight chill will help them bloom. besseae likes it cooler, 50-60 winter nights, and it seems to appreciate a cool root zone during the dog days of summer. I find that besseae has taken well to s/h for that reason, and previously I had been using NZ sphag in clay pots for that cooling evaporative effect. I don't have that many phrag species to comment on their temp ranges; I assume that most are tolerant enough. Two things to beware of: the combinations of cold & damp and hot & stagnant. Both will induce rot, starting with the long-petalled phrags.

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    sgatrix,
    I looked at your website, and your orchids are beautiful. I especially like your mini harlequien phal...

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    I also viewed! very nice!

    Thanks for the temp info - I think I can manipulate to accomdate that very easily.

    However, Pete, if you could comment as to Z5 I would appreciate knowing anything that might help re: this climate.

    Thanks!

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    Heather,

    As you already know I grow indoors during the winter months, the daytime temps are around 70-75 and night time around 65-70. I also drop the night temp (about 55-65) for 8 weeks in the winter to induce spiking.

    Plants go out in the enclosed bright sunny porch where the day temps can reach 90+ and night temps around 80-85.

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    Thank you! That makes me feel good, since mine are all kept indoors.

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