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Paph micranthum... again

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    Default Paph micranthum... again

    Even though they are available every spring and cheap, I still don't have even one in my collection. I can't grow them...arrrrrrgh!!!



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    Wow what a lot of micranthum! I can't grow them here - too hot. Shouldn't you be able to grow them in Hong Kong with a cooler winter? I saw one in my son's collection in the New Territories in January but not blooming then. Now I wonder if he has ever bloomed it.

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    Very sweet species, I love this one as Yew said very hot here after 2 to 4 months all the leaves become black.

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    I have one photo to share with you too.


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    I love those shots. Would love to see that in person some day.

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    wow i wish i have the conditions for them.... they are just lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Wow what a lot of micranthum! I can't grow them here - too hot. Shouldn't you be able to grow them in Hong Kong with a cooler winter? I saw one in my son's collection in the New Territories in January but not blooming then. Now I wonder if he has ever bloomed it.
    Cool winter is not enough for these guys, summer here is very hot too. I guess they don't grow well in very hot weather. One can buy them in bloom in summer, they may keep it alive for a couple of years or so, but without artificial cooling the plant may never bloom again until it dies.

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    Those are very nice canh. I always suspect that there might be a large farm in China or Vietnam where they grow micranthum and armeniacum like vegetables...lol! They arrive here in boxes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxcanh View Post
    I have one photo to share with you too.

    cxcanh, I don't think those are Paph. micranthum. They really look like Paph. Magic Lantern to me.

    Tanya, thank you for the photo.

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    Thanks for sharing!
    Yes few micrathums can be grown to bloom again so far in Guangzhou or Hongkong. The one I posted here not long ago had been succeeded in challenging its first summer in Guangzhou. A micranthum researcher told me micranthum is distributed in altitude between 1000-1500m. Those from lower altitudes will be more easy-going.
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