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Paph. spicerianum

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    Default Paph. spicerianum

    The photo of these blooms is a bit faded. The green is a bit brighter and the red is darker. The blooms are 2 1/4 inches wide and 3 inches tall. This is the easiest of all paphs. to grow and bloom.
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    Looks nice Doreen!

    I find it a reliable bloomer too. I expect more fans to spike in the near future on mine. One bud is close to opening now as well.

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    Very nice! Perhaps this should be my 1st..

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    I grow mine under artificial, T5 lighting too.
    They do well overall.

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    Beautiful Do you think a key for paphs in general is artificial lighting?

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    No.

    I have some Paph's that sit near an east facing window that have grown well and generated spikes on a number of different Paph's. But in my semi-arid environment, I get more reliable blooming from the artificial lighting. I think because I can control the duration of light each day. I have not put any Paph's outside during the summer yet. Maybe next summer a couple will get the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    No.

    I have some Paph's that sit near an east facing window that have grown well and generated spikes on a number of different Paph's. But in my semi-arid environment, I get more reliable blooming from the artificial lighting. I think because I can control the duration of light each day. I have not put any Paph's outside during the summer yet. Maybe next summer a couple will get the chance.
    What duration of light gets them to bloom?

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    They get the same light duration as the rest of my collection. I light up for 16 hrs during the summer. Down to 14 hrs during the winter. Temps in the house are generally 5 F cooler (both day and night) than during the summer.

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    Well grown --and very lovely blooms.

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