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Paph St. Swithin

This is a discussion on Paph St. Swithin within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Well, Jenn, there you have it, right from He Who Knows!...

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    Well, Jenn, there you have it, right from He Who Knows!

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    Indeed this is a beauty!! I would be getting it soon.

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    You should keep these orchids in a sort of fully lighted or partially shaded area; with humidity at 60 to 85%. To induce blooming, withhold the watering and maintain cool temperature during winter and expose it to light every day for 9-12 hours. These orchids can grow well in a bright light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eircsmith View Post
    You should keep these orchids in a sort of fully lighted or partially shaded area; with humidity at 60 to 85%. To induce blooming, withhold the watering and maintain cool temperature during winter and expose it to light every day for 9-12 hours. These orchids can grow well in a bright light.
    Huh? Withhold watering in the winter? I thought phrags liked to be damp all year long. Now I'm really confused. Could someone please clear this up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    Huh? Withhold watering in the winter? I thought phrags liked to be damp all year long. Now I'm really confused. Could someone please clear this up?
    Well, for starters, this is a paph, not a phrag - but as for the other advice, I can't tell you - I've never run across it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Well, for starters, this is a paph, not a phrag - but as for the other advice, I can't tell you - I've never run across it before.
    Ack! Sorry...I was thinking of our discussion about phrags and my little schlimii...I forgot we were in a paph thread! LOL

    Having said that...I've never heard we should withhold water for paphs either. My paphs tend to send up buds when their new growths are mature...having a dry rest period has never seemed necessary. Okay. Well, I guess I'll just keep doing what works. As long as the plants are happy, I must be doing something right! This is one of those "Don't fix it if it isn't broken" situations, I think. I will merrily go on as I have been...

    And on that note, my Paph bellatulum has a HUGE bud on it...I cannot wait until it opens! Hopefully I will have some beautiful bellatulum pics for you all within a couple of weeks!!

    I'll stop talking now... I don't want to hijack the thread... I just read the thing about withholding water and was a bit puzzled. Ah, well...

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