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Paph bellatulum

This is a discussion on Paph bellatulum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This was the first Paph that I purchased years ago. I am surprised that I ...

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    Default Paph bellatulum

    This was the first Paph that I purchased years ago. I am surprised that I continued growing Paphs. This species is not the easiest one for a beginner. I can't recall how many times I rotted roots off this one but have saved it every time. It continues to reward me with beautiful flowers.

    Paph. bellatulum is native to Thailand and Burma and grows in areas that are somewhat higher in elevation and cooler than where other paph. species are found. It is reported that some have even encountered a slight frost at certain times during winter. It has a pendant spike. It needs to stay dryer in the cool months. I give it a low of 60 but it can take lower than that. Being that this species is native to limestone outcroppings, I have some calcium chips in the mix.


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    Spots, spots everywhere. How magnificent!!!!! Thanks for sharing and for the background info and culture

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    Wonderful bloom and post! Thanks, Ron!!

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    Really lovely Ron.... and yes, thanks for the culture info... mine does not seem to want to do anything but stay it's compact little self! I think I'll try the calcium trick.

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    Very cool spots!

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    nice spotting

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    very nice growing, ron! I must have killed my first 6 paphs by now.

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    Wow! What an awesome bloom!

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    Great spots Ron. How long is the spike?

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    Very interesting, his pouch seems so slim and elongated.

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