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Paphiopedilum supersuk eureka x paph raisin pie hsinying x sib

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum supersuk eureka x paph raisin pie hsinying x sib within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Wow is so dark but really pretty!!...

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    Wow is so dark but really pretty!!

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    Wow - I have had 3 of these and all three were more coloratums than vinis (that is. multi-colored, rather than dark burgundy), but you never know with Paph. hybrids - they use variations among the species themselves to develop the three basic color patters (for Maudiaes, that's the class alba form -green and white, the coloratum form, and the vinicolors). I prefer vinis and this is very pretty, Connie. They DO take their sweet time to open, but once open, they last ages. I think Bruce may have told me that this cross is now called Hsinying Alien, but I may have it confused with something else. Keep collecting them - they're FUN!

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    amazing!!! just found out the flower market is open all week through the chinese new year...on my way now with my new years bonus in hand...big mistake!!!

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    Maura, I've bought several slippers from a well known breeder here in Florida. I honestly don't need to start a new project but here I am...in slipper land I am going to try and concentrate on maybe just species and primary hybrids (yea, right). I was told for the most part I could grow many in the shade house over by the lower light plants. I did purchase a lowii in bud. He told me once it quit blooming to repot in a drier medium. What would you suggest?

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    Nice red color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Maura, I've bought several slippers from a well known breeder here in Florida. I honestly don't need to start a new project but here I am...in slipper land I am going to try and concentrate on maybe just species and primary hybrids (yea, right). I was told for the most part I could grow many in the shade house over by the lower light plants. I did purchase a lowii in bud. He told me once it quit blooming to repot in a drier medium. What would you suggest?
    Oh boy, Cathy - you've done it now! I think slippers and catts are extra-addictive, for some reason. As for the medium, what did they come in? Sphagnum? If so, then I would repot them in a coarse, well-draining mix of fir bark, perlite, and charcoal. Of course, I'm now in the process of moving ALL of my slippers to semi-hydro. I'm not sure why the grower said to repot in a "drier" medium - paphs are NOT like catts - they hate drying out completely (and they hate drowning in water, too). The trick is to find out how to keep them damp all the time - and that really depends on their environment more than anything else. Did he mention that paphs. are light feeders? They require much less fertilizer than other orchids, at least they do when in an organic medium. I'm going to have to water them with more fertilizer, I think, now that they're in S/H. Right now, I'm really playing it by ear. I watch the leaves very closely - and if you have any doubts, pull the whole plant out of the pot and check the roots. Paphs are particularly unfussy about repotting - in fact, they like to be repotted every 6 to 12 months - not necessarily a larger pot, but they like to be in fresh medium and repotting seems to stimulate new growth. Just my own observations, plus my handy-dandy Harold Koopowitz tome. PM me if you'd like to know more about the book. And thanks for asking - I feel quite honored!

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    PS - Please forgive the brain-dead calling you Connie. I do know who's who - most of the time.

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    Beautiful, BLOOD RED, Cathy! Love it...Betty

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    Beautiful coloration and markings. Congrats!

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