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My Paphiopedilum lowii

This is a discussion on My Paphiopedilum lowii within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Talking of orchid addiction, I recently got this beautiful Paphiopedilum lowii already in bloom. I ...

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    Talking of orchid addiction, I recently got this beautiful Paphiopedilum lowii already in bloom. I am becoming more impatient it seems, I have a few seedlings of lowii back home in India but it has been 2 years and they haven't bloomed it. And when I saw this one I couldn't miss it. It si not the most dark colored lowii I have seen, but it has a nice shape and a beautiful pattern on the lateral sepals, plus the flower quality is really good since the vendor informed me that the plant has been in bloom for the past 4 weeks.

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    What a beautiful slipper orchid, Amey!

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    What a gorgeous lowii, Amey! And the photos are fabulous - looks like the photography gene is in your blood as well as your sister's. I'm extremely jealous - I haven't been able to find a lowii anywhere near spiking for months now. Mine is looking much better, but certainly nowhere near blooming again. Your plant has a nice tall, strong-looking stem, which is always a plus, and any fade in the color is most likely due to the age of the bloom - or sun fade, if it was in too bright an area at the nursery. I agree that the pattern on the laterals is lovely. Will you repot in S/H when it's done blooming?

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    Thanks a lot Bruce and Maura ! I am really getting hooked onto paphs now. This time the photos are by me for a change

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    Lovely lowii, Amey. I'm waiting for mine to rebloom on the new fan.

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    Lovely lowii, Amey. I'm waiting for mine to rebloom on the new fan.
    Yew - I'm just curious - when does your lowii bloom? Does it ever bloom more than once a year - or less? Seems the lowii season started in February or so here and it's later elsewhere. IS there a lowii season?

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    Amey...love it.

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    A very fine display Amey. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Yew - I'm just curious - when does your lowii bloom? Does it ever bloom more than once a year - or less? Seems the lowii season started in February or so here and it's later elsewhere. IS there a lowii season?
    Maura, mine bloomed in late January last year. Paph lowii has a very extended blooming season here - from Jan to May. I have seen a few in bloom in Aug in a nursery in the Cameron Highlands where they are found in the wild many as epiphytes. I don't know if they bloom more than once a year but if you have a big clump of them with multiple leads they could well bloom in sequence within the long blooming season.

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