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Paph. Supersuk 'Eureka' AM/AOS x Raisin Pie 'Hsinying'

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    Default Paph. Supersuk 'Eureka' AM/AOS x Raisin Pie 'Hsinying'

    I'm playing with my new digital camera again...

    I bought this in Trader Joe's on Dec. 15th in bud, and the bud looked a good healthy size. I'm glad I've been reading the paph posts, because I never would have thought a bud could take so long to open. (This is my first paph I've watched open.) You guys have set me straight! What an unlikely match: instant-gratification me and paphs!

    The bud started to show noticeable changes (ie, opening) on Jan. 2, and I shot this today. I peeked up inside and must say my guy shows a paucity of raisins! (Quite a surprise from Trader Joe's!)

    Come on, big guy - lift your head up!

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    Patience, little grasshopper!


    It looks good, but not quite there yet, I don't think, I hope the dorsal comes up for you soon. Waiting, such sweet sorrow...

    Do post another when fully open!

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    a trick to tying up blooms so they face forward, since paph flowers naturally tilt forward (to prevent rainwater from collecting in the pouch):

    as the bud nears opening, you can prop up the back end of the pot ever so slightly. the flower will tend to open up normally and when you remove that prop after the flower has been open 3-5 days, you get a better angle. alternatively, you can just let it open normally and, 3-5 days later after the flower has set, you can tie the spike upright with a twist tie or two along the stem and one last one right behind the pouch, nice and snug to get the flower to face its grower and not the ground.

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    Cheers Julie--thanks for sharing one of your firsts!

    Jason, I'll have to try that myself. I usually just stake them as they grow, but propping the back ends up a little sounds like a nifty trick.

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    it works best if you have a fixed-direction light source, i.e. windowsill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    a trick to tying up blooms so they face forward, since paph flowers naturally tilt forward (to prevent rainwater from collecting in the pouch):

    as the bud nears opening, you can prop up the back end of the pot ever so slightly. the flower will tend to open up normally and when you remove that prop after the flower has been open 3-5 days, you get a better angle. .
    Thanks Jason ....I will try that also...I hate those dorsals that don't open fully !

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    the key is to wait a full 4-5 days for the flower to "set" before tying it up for good. i've been impatient numerous times in the past, tying the thing up nice and straight/forward only to have it droop again.

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    I'm a bit slow in posting these photos. I took them on the 15th.

    This was my Trader Joe's paph. When I first bought it, I found Sgratrix's pics of the same cross posted last year: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=1501

    When mine finally opened, I was surprised how few raisins I had - like almost none. I don't care though - it's a motherhood thing. I love this guy!

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    Hmm...am having problems uploading the pics. Will check with Mr. Techno-orchid geek...

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    Hmmmmm..... :check: Aha! The symbiotic retufenator had become decoupled from its leveraging cornucopia, thus resulting in an incapacitorial dissimilitude between the infinite-component cone coordinate and the two-dimensional Lagrangian fermion. The eigenstate (with its corresponding spinor field), if bound in terms of positive and negative chirality, would periodically discombobulate the negative-chirality spinor component and bend the photograph.



    I think it's fixed now.


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