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Paphiopedilum Helvetia now blooming in the greenhouse

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    Smile Paphiopedilum Helvetia now blooming in the greenhouse

    I shot a few seconds of video on this Paphiopedilum philippinense x paph chamberlainianum cross called Paph Helvetia. I hope you enjoy it.

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    And here is the video:




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    Beautiful, Bruce! And I see you have others blooming around it!!! They are all very pretty!!!

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    Wow that's a beauty! It looks like plant size wise, it is not a compact grower? So far, I'm a paph killer....I've rebloomed one paph in s/h, and I currently have one in a bark mixture in bud....I hope when my space increases, I can acquire some more! Thanks for sharing the video clip and picture!

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    Very nice flower Bruce. Interesting the pale pink pouch, very pale to a lot I've seen.

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    Beautiful paph, All my paphs are doing is throwing up new growth very very slowly LOL one of them a growth is dying off which worries me but I am hoping its normal. I am yet to flower one myself and my phrag well I think he has been on the brandy he cat stand up straight ever since I repotted him LOL I think maybe paphs and phrags arent my strongest area so I love seeing other peoples.

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    Thanks everyone.

    @ Becca - No, not a compact grower at all. The leaves on this one are very long and you can see how tall the spike is in the video.

    @Roy - I noticed that it was very pale too. When it bloomed the first time, I was not sure that the name was correct, since then, we have bloomed a couple others and they all were similar.

    @Carrie - Paphs and Phrags can be challenging - especially the big phrags, but they are also very rewarding when they finally bloom. Don't give up! Get some bamboo stakes to stake them up and they will be perfect. And yes, older growth dies off after the new growth takes hold and begins to mature. You will have blooms before you know it!

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