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Paphiopedilum Varuna

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Varuna within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is an old (1976) primary cross between wardii and venustum. This plant had been ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum Varuna

    This is an old (1976) primary cross between wardii and venustum.

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    This plant had been a one year/one growth plant for me for several years, until I changed my feeding and watering regimen about three years ago. In addition to the three flowering growths, it has 5 other new ones.

    I now feed a very dilute fertilizer solution (25 ppm N) at every watering, using K-Lite fertilizer (12-1-1-10Ca-3Mg) in RO water, and add one tablespoon of KelpMax per gallon once a month, and Inocucor Garden Solution, a plant probiotic, at 1.5 oz/gal monthly, two weeks later.

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    Nice Paph. orchid.

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    venustum looks strong in this one.

    Very pretty!

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    Wow, beautiful slipper orchid, Ray. I love it.

    cheers,
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    Very lovely blooms.

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    I agree with everyone else...it's a lovely one. Great job...

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    I like the venustum that comes out in this lovely bloom.
    Great,

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