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Paph Macabre Lady in Spike

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    Default Paph Macabre Lady in Spike

    What can I say about this poor orchid except that he's such a trooper! One of my "first" orchids, he's put up with a lot of abuse. Low lighting, constant medium changes, random watering, etc.

    Over the past year I've learned more about orchids (thank you OrchidTalk!) and have given him the appropriate love. HOWEVER, as most of my orchids are in S/H (and happily so) I figured he would love it to. Not the case. After SIX aborted roots I finally gave in and transferred him back to a bark medium. He is now the only orchid of my collection in a natural medium. Apparently he loves it.

    Within a month he now has two new roots and a spike! This will be his first spike since I bought him over a year ago.

    Lesson taken: In general use the medium best suited for you; However, expect to have a few picky plants that really just do better in something else. I have Oncidiums, Bulbos, and Phrags which all love their S/H but this Phap really just preferred something else! Be flexible!

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    I love that mottled foliage. Very nice.

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    I want to see the flowers. I stick to what I know and leave the slippers to people who grow them well.

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    Nothing is more flexible than a water bottle! Good luck can't wait to see it.

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    Ha! Yes it looks a little tacky but all my orchids are in re-used water bottles. They are cheap, easily converted for S/H, and (most importantly) I can see what's happening in there!

    It lets me keep tabs on any potential root problems early on and judge how well the orchid is converting to its new medium.

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    I'll continue to post pictures as my spike and bud progress. I'm curious to see how this turns out after a year of neglect, I hope the bloom is as nice as when I purchased it!

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    Healthy looking plant V-W. Looks like one of those green Paph Maudiae - mine is spiking at the moment.

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    Very nice. I look forward to your updates as the spike on this ladyslipper matures and blooms.

    cheers,
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    An update on my Paph! Looks like he's trying to bloom sideways to spite me for all those months of neglect!

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