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Paph hirsutissimum v Esquirolei

This is a discussion on Paph hirsutissimum v Esquirolei within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is not the best flower or flowering I have had from this plant. The ...

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    Default Paph hirsutissimum v Esquirolei

    This is not the best flower or flowering I have had from this plant. The flower and mostly the dorsal is a lot smaller than usual for some reason bit I like the sheen the flower has this time.

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    I think that the colors are really vibrant!

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    yep, lovely sheen and colours on it.

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    Tim, I want it back to what it used to be, Brown/Tan with the purple duller and the wide dorsal. Also twice the size it is now, which it was.

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    i can understand the wider dorsal and bigger overall size... but the petals are really lovely with the purple...

    so, what do u reckon made the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    i can understand the wider dorsal and bigger overall size... but the petals are really lovely with the purple...

    so, what do u reckon made the difference?
    I reckon that it should be flowered in a lot more light than it was this year or because I had to repot it and the roots were average, both ??
    Emydura ( David ) has a pic elsewhere that looks like this one was last year and he says his plant is not esquirolei. I did querie that.
    I know for a fact that this one is Esquirolei.

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    Beautiful blossom. Did you change your brand of fertilizer or potting mixture?

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    Beautiful color in that one!!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful ! I love the colors , Looks great to me .. Gin

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