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Paphjinia herrerae

This is a discussion on Paphjinia herrerae within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I'm surprised you are having troubles with Paphinia, Zain. They like it warm and humid ...

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    I'm surprised you are having troubles with Paphinia, Zain. They like it warm and humid which should make your area ideal. They do seem to like to stay moist. How big across is the bloom?

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    Lovely things - I have had two plants, flowered both, killed both...Mine were much stronger pink colour, sprays of several flowers. very difficult things to photograph - I think I ended up lying on the ground and aiming my lens up at them. There is another Paphinia spwecies too - I had one once but it was a very poor grower. P.herrera is said to be the easiest
    I'm assuming the other species you tried, Geoff, was H. cristata? One of these days -- if I find an inexpensive one -- I will give that species a try again. Not commonly found here though. Geoff, I'd recommend giving Paphinia Majestic a go (if you don't mind a primary hybrid). It is herrarae X cristata. Mine has bloomed a number of times over the years and would do better if I'd quit abusing it so much. (Mine tends to get too dry between waterings.)

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    Mine didn't survive either. Lovely species!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I'm surprised you are having troubles with Paphinia, Zain. They like it warm and humid which should make your area ideal. They do seem to like to stay moist. How big across is the bloom?



    I'm assuming the other species you tried, Geoff, was H. cristata? One of these days -- if I find an inexpensive one -- I will give that species a try again. Not commonly found here though. Geoff, I'd recommend giving Paphinia Majestic a go (if you don't mind a primary hybrid). It is herrarae X cristata. Mine has bloomed a number of times over the years and would do better if I'd quit abusing it so much. (Mine tends to get too dry between waterings.)
    First and second spikes only one flower the rest blasted for unknown reason very odd I dont have any problem with cristata, never mine need to wait, the natural spread from tip to tip almost about 7 inches very huge thanks Paul.

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