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Phragmipedium Red Lightning

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium Red Lightning within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi y'all - This is really my first foray into what I call the "droopy ...

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    Default Phragmipedium Red Lightning

    Hi y'all -

    This is really my first foray into what I call the "droopy drawers" phrags. There are phrags with far longer petals than this one, but the color here is pretty good - some clear, strong reds, yellows, and green - not too muddy at all. I've become very fond of it - funny how one's taste changes as time goes on and so much more knowledge and experience are gained.

    Anyway, this is Phrag. Red Lightning, which is a primary hybrid of Phrag. sargentianum x Phrag warszewiczii. I have it in intermediate light, about 72F (can't get it much cooler at night in the living room), 70% humidity, and I keep it quite damp, but it drains well, and I flush it with fresh water frequently. It's not in S/H yet, but it's headed there when I have a chance.

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    Just gorgeous!!

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    Beautiful! That last photograph of the entire plant is excellent. That picture could be on the cover of Orchids Digest.

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    it's your false Maura that make me fell in love and go to the world of Phrag .i love the last picture ,perfect contrast between the flower and the greenish leaf.

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    It's beautiful Maura! And thanks for the "y'all"! Being a displaced southerner with reservations for two at a restaurant serving deviled eggs as a starter and fried chicken entrees ya got me excited!
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    Amazing color, Maura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    Beautiful! That last photograph of the entire plant is excellent. That picture could be on the cover of Orchids Digest.
    Thank you so much, Jeff. What a nice compliment indeed, especially since I took these photos myself - Phillip has been taking them lately. He's far better than I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    it's your false Maura that make me fell in love and go to the world of Phrag .i love the last picture ,perfect contrast between the flower and the greenish leaf.
    Oh, Kitty - you are funny. And very sweet. I scarcely know what I'm doing with Phrags yet, but I'm learning as fast as I can.

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    Maura, wonderful blooms and terrific photography!

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    Those are awesome blooms Maura !! And great photography as well !

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