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Paph spicerianum ; first bloom, grown S/H

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    Default Paph spicerianum ; first bloom, grown S/H

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    I deflasked this in early December 2009, and grew all the seedlings in a tray in my DPC (dew point cabinet) for a year. Then singled a few, and put others into compots. I put a few straight into S/H using 12-14mm dia baked clay pebbles ( aka Hydroton, etc ) and this is one of them ; the first to flower from the flask by a week or two. Another is now flowering grown in more conventional manner ( using CHC/charcoal/sponge rock) .
    This ( together with some others also doing well) is enough to satisfy me that S/H is viable for paphs, so I will shifty more into the system.Quit a small flower in this species, but like many paphs, a plant of real character.

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    Very nice! Can't wait for mine to bloom!

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    Looks like it liked the semi-hydro, Geoff! We grow ours in a bark mix here. I've not tried many orchids in semi-hydro yet.

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