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I'd Like You to Meet "Charlie" (my Paph. charlesworthii)

This is a discussion on I'd Like You to Meet "Charlie" (my Paph. charlesworthii) within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of my favorite species: I love the "fried egg" staminode shield: Susan...

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    Default I'd Like You to Meet "Charlie" (my Paph. charlesworthii)

    One of my favorite species:



    I love the "fried egg" staminode shield:



    Susan

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    Love the hood very huge as compared to the plant nice one Susan

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    Hi Charley, you look great! In spite of knowing it will not bloom in our hot lowlands I went ahead and bought one 3 years ago. Lots of vegetative growth but no flowers ....... Thanks for sharing, Susan.

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    Wow, indeed very beautiful !! A very nice dorsal tepal !

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    Well shaped and nice colour flower. Beautiful

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    Exquisite, Susan. I have a couple of charlesworthii hybrids, but now I see I'll have to have the full species as well. Have you found it difficult to bloom? What are your growing conditions for it? (I'm still a novice and trying to learn but my focus has narrowed to slippers).

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    very nice! lovely photos too

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    Thank you all .

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Exquisite, Susan. I have a couple of charlesworthii hybrids, but now I see I'll have to have the full species as well. Have you found it difficult to bloom? What are your growing conditions for it? (I'm still a novice and trying to learn but my focus has narrowed to slippers).
    Charlies have the reputation for being a little difficult to bloom because they like cooler night temperatures, especially in the winter. I grow inside under T5 lights, so had some concerns about blooming this plant. My winter night temperatures get to mid-upper 60s and it seems that this is cool enough to initiate blooming. In general, this plant doesn't receive any conditions that are significantly different from my other Paphs.

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    i love the color,thank you for sharing this Charlie

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