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Paph. lowii

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    This thread completes my recent photo shoot (...which was temporarily interrupted when I dropped the halogen lamp yesterday and broke the bulb!)

    Paph. lowii is distributed throughout Peninsular Malay and the Malay Archipelago, give it the broadest native habitat of any multifloral Paph. It's also one of the few Paph. species that's epiphytic (that is, it grows in trees.)

    I got this plant two years ago, and this is its first blooming. It just opened yesterday, so I expect the left petal may twist around a bit more. It has a total of four buds (lowii typically bloom with 3-5.) If the fully bloomed plant looks amazing, I'll post a follow-up shot.

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    YUM! I love the effect of the dorsal and all the colours... so pretty!!!

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    Thanks, Tim-O!

    I've seen a lot of color and form variation in lowii's and wasn't sure what to expect. I'm really happy with this guy!

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    That is one that is on my list.....

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    Very beautiful/enthralling paph species, I have to say. Great job, Julie, for blooming the sucker!

    Mine is in bloom too, very beautiful indeed and somewhat different from yours. I will hold off posting the pictures until much later, just for you!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Thank you Julie. Lowii is one of my favorite Paphs. It has a beautiful flower. How do you grow lowii (temperature, fertilizer...)?

    I have a paphiopedilum lowii var lynniae, but not in spike now. I heard that it could be consider as different specie than lowii. Maybe growing conditions are same as lowii !!

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    Please post it, Hoa! I love looking at the variation in blooms.

    Philippe, according to Cribb, the only differences in var. lynniae are in flower form (shape of sepals and staminode.) I think the key is that the species is epiphytic. Because of that, I let mine dry out between waterings, which is not normal paph culture.

    It does like a lot of light. I started it in much less light and it was so slow growing. When I upped the light significantly, it took off. I fertilize lightly once a month, if that often, but I do have a bit of Osmocote in the pot (time release fert). That allows me to be a bit lazy with fertilizing. Temp is the temp of my apartment, which has an 8-10 degree difference day/night in the winter.

    Good luck with yours!
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    Oh well, now you have it! I probably will repost the blooms when all buds open. Hope y' all like this version of the lowii.

    Cheers. Hoa.
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    Wow - it really is different from mine. BIG purple spoons! How long has that bloom been open? My petals twisted within a day (and the left one did turn over one more time, so it's symmetrical now.) I'm wondering if yours is simply a non-twister.

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    I love this species! Great blooms Julie and Hoa!

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