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Paphiopedilum philippinense

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    Default Paphiopedilum philippinense

    First bloom since the purchase 2 years ago.

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    Great flower! Are the leaves yellow or is it just the light?

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    Looks nice. Same question as Chris.

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    Nice plant, but I thought philippinense had long spiraled petals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yug View Post
    Nice plant, but I thought philippinense had long spiraled petals.
    I thought so to but it seems (image search) there are differing lengths and spiral strength.

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    WTG! I was unable to keep mine going in the dry of Colorado!

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    This seems like a normal form of Paph. philippinense. The one with twisted petals is a variety paphiopedilum philippinense var roebelenii.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    I thought so to but it seems (image search) there are differing lengths and spiral strength.

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    Chris, probably because the plant is by the NW window. The younger leaves are light green.

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    WTG! I was unable to keep mine going in the dry of Colorado!
    78Terp, Calgary is dry too, I never bother to use humidifier to grow orchids. This is my 2nd Paph success. I have killed 15+! My friend told me the tips of growing Paph is make sure the roots are all buried under the barks, no moss.

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    Only bark in dry weather and no moss seems counter intuitive. Bark would not hold too much of moisture in a dry climate and wondering how it would hold up. Another factor is frequency of watering and air movement. How frequently do you water?

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    Chris, probably because the plant is by the NW window. The younger leaves are light green.

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    78Terp, Calgary is dry too, I never bother to use humidifier to grow orchids. This is my 2nd Paph success. I have killed 15+! My friend told me the tips of growing Paph is make sure the roots are all buried under the barks, no moss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Only bark in dry weather and no moss seems counter intuitive. Bark would not hold too much of moisture in a dry climate and wondering how it would hold up. Another factor is frequency of watering and air movement. How frequently do you water?
    My buddies (including the one that is an orchid vendor) have been using bark to grow Paph for years and their experience has told them this works super great. Bark holds water pretty good, most of the times longer than moss, just cover the medium with a think layer of fine bark fix. If you don't believe that, you can give that a try. Use moss to grow Paph will most likely kill it. I water this Paph about once 10 days, even longer in winter time due to the geographical location of Calgary.

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