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Paphiopedilum goodefroyae

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum goodefroyae within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of the easiest species to grow and flower in lowland. I have more than ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum goodefroyae

    One of the easiest species to grow and flower in lowland. I have more than 100 over plants in my collection so far doing quite well.
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    This is a beautiful flower. The species belonging to Brachypetalum are supposedly sensitive to too much water. One guy here even calls them the cactus Paphiopedilum. Do you water them much less than the other Paphs that you have? How about fertilizing?

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    very beautifull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    This is a beautiful flower. The species belonging to Brachypetalum are supposedly sensitive to too much water. One guy here even calls them the cactus Paphiopedilum. Do you water them much less than the other Paphs that you have? How about fertilizing?
    Thanks Arne maybe you are right my friend always give less water in their garden and I also notice Thai guys do the same thing. This species is also susceptible to develop Erwinia bacterial soft rot which always happen during the wet season the leaf turned soft , smelly and very difficult to eradicate it. Some stuffs from the kitchen is able to retard further progress of the disease,many of my small seedlings gone at the beginning.
    But from my observation I change the technique using pumice stones and dead corals as a medium manage to encourage the growth of the plants and the best fertilizer so far I used is local made in the form of liquids with the content of Aloe vera alternate with Wood Vinegar applying twice a week. So far so good for me and all the pots partially soak in the water about an inch from the base spraying one or twice a day depending on the season. Here few photos of my growing area using container containing water.
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    The yellow leaves are due to too much sunlight with no shade, now I have no choice the shade is there already.

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    Lovely paphio with thick texture. Thanks for the growing tips, tho' the genus is not in my collection. Tried growing them before but sadly has no luck with the plants.

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    Man, I love this bloom. You have so many!! Luck for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Thanks Arne maybe you are right my friend always give less water in their garden and I also notice Thai guys do the same thing. This species is also susceptible to develop Erwinia bacterial soft rot which always happen during the wet season the leaf turned soft , smelly and very difficult to eradicate it. Some stuffs from the kitchen is able to retard further progress of the disease,many of my small seedlings gone at the beginning.
    But from my observation I change the technique using pumice stones and dead corals as a medium manage to encourage the growth of the plants and the best fertilizer so far I used is local made in the form of liquids with the content of Aloe vera alternate with Wood Vinegar applying twice a week. So far so good for me and all the pots partially soak in the water about an inch from the base spraying one or twice a day depending on the season. Here few photos of my growing area using container containing water.
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    The yellow leaves are due to too much sunlight with no shade, now I have no choice the shade is there already.
    Thanks for the advice. I only have one Brachypetalum, a Paph niveum. So I will care for it accordingly.

    You are a very good orchid grower, but you know that already.

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    Nice markings on it!

    I have one that is growing well. It does get the water my other Paphs are getting every morning this time of year. I was concerned that living at 5600 feet elevation that it would do poorly when I bought it. But no. Doing just fine.

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    Wow. Very nice and excellent tips for growing section Brachypetulum.

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