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Phrag Besseae var Flavum

This is a discussion on Phrag Besseae var Flavum within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here it is -finally. I have been waiting for some months for this to come ...

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    Default Phrag Besseae var Flavum

    Here it is -finally. I have been waiting for some months for this to come into bloom and now it is. It is branching and currently supports two flowers at the same time!!





    Sorry about the poor picture quality -camera phone only.

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    Really nice.

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    Nice flava form, congratulations.

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    Beautiful phrag - I love the besseaes, but I only have hybrids - aren't the species tricky to grow? Do you grow it in S/H? I'm new to phrags and trying to work out the best care for them. Three of the 5 in bloom that I only brought home last week have dropped their blooms - poof! I thought I followed all the advice the rower gave me, but maybe I'm missing something - or I guess they could just be having a hissy-fit from being taken out of a greenhouse and moved to a nice, warm, humid, well-ventilated windowsill.... Your flava is so pretty - any advice?

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    Lovely and worth the wait on the blooms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Beautiful phrag - I love the besseaes, but I only have hybrids - aren't the species tricky to grow? Do you grow it in S/H? I'm new to phrags and trying to work out the best care for them. Three of the 5 in bloom that I only brought home last week have dropped their blooms - poof! I thought I followed all the advice the rower gave me, but maybe I'm missing something - or I guess they could just be having a hissy-fit from being taken out of a greenhouse and moved to a nice, warm, humid, well-ventilated windowsill.... Your flava is so pretty - any advice?
    Hi Mauraec, I am a novice at this so I do not know how or why I have managed to get a branch but I can only say that I fed at quarter stength every watering and flushed when I remembered. I did not keep it constantly moist as I do not like the idea of keeping anything in a saucer of water, I grow in rock wool and often I allowed it to get almost bone dry -mainly because I forgot to check it- but it doesn't seem to have done any harm. Light levels were whatever the weather was outside as I don't grow under lights, and air ventilation is what it can get from an open window-providing that the weather allows. So, I have rather neglected it - I also dropped it on the floor twice but there doesn't appear to be any major damage apart from a little bruising on the petals, so all in all I guess it was just beginner's luck!

    Good luck.

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    Okay - so maybe I should ignore them for a while and they'll get the hint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Okay - so maybe I should ignore them for a while and they'll get the hint?
    That's right! Just be mean and they'll love you for it!

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    I have taken another shot of it as the others weren't very clear unfortunately there is no black background but you can clearly see the windows now. The second flower is already larger than the previous one and it is still growing!!


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    Not a variety I see very often. Very nice colour!

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