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Paph Tea for Two x Lippewunder

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    Default Paph Tea for Two x Lippewunder

    Hi all,

    so, my search for a green Paph has brought me to this plant which I got as a seedling two years ago and here is it's first blooming...

    Will it get better on subsequent blooming or should I just 'move it on' at the next society meeting to someone who needs a trial plant?

    Paph Tea For Two 'Tea Time' x Lippewunder


    As you can see, it has a colour break on the pouch, it's got fangs and not altogether symmetrical... the left side got caught in the leaves and well doesn't seem to have opened as much as the other side... anyhooo...

    keeper or not?


    cheers
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    Keeper! It will bloom better next time. The first bloom is not always perfect. Love the fangs! Hehe..

    Cheers,
    BD

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    everything as bd says

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    No, don't keep it. Send it to me!

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    I like it. It's very surreal. I'm with BD and kfir; KEEP

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    Hello, Tim! Maybe not a showstopper in your eyes but I would surely be proud of such a beauty. And will only get better! I like the touch of red.

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    It will get better.

    Lippewunder? Does that mean "wonderful labellum"?

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    Thanks everyone, I decided to give this to a newbie at my orchid society so that they can 'practice' on a plant that still looks ok and will be easy to look after. I love the green overtones on it, but unfortunately that's all... so better off with someone else who will appreciate it more... and you never know, they might end up being another slipper fanatic :-)

    cheers,
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    I like the fangs too. Keep it for one more year 'till the next bloom show up. You might like it then.

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    often the first blooming will produce color break or little abnormalities...although that dorsal looks real nice and broad...

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