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Paph Somers Hold

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    First flowering for a seedling I purchased in 2004! It's ok, a little bit wonky. Average quality green and white maudiae-type... would prefer wider petals so this will probably not stay in the collection... still it just goes to show how long some of them take to flower in less than ideal condition hehehe

    Paph Somers Hold = Paph Somers Isles x Holdenii
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    I'll very happy with this one..... you may send it for me. If you need help I am just here, Tim

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    Definitely worth flowering again Tim. They do improve on better plants ( well some do )

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    LOVE it! Congrats on the bloom!

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    Wow, that's a lengthy investment Tim. I really like green blooms.

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    Great snap Tim !

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    awww, shucks.. thanks for the kind words for the plant... and with all this encouragement... maybe it may stay for a second blooming...

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    It looks good to me. Paphs are one of my favorite flowers but I have never convinced one to go ahead and flower for me. Tips appreciated!

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    Hi Greengo, I've found that apart from the length of time many of the Paphs takes to actually mature, one of the main reason they tend to be shy flowerers are because they are not getting enough light.. so if you are able to move it slightly towards the light source and see how you go...

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