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Paph. wenshanense

This is a discussion on Paph. wenshanense within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A first bloom seedling....

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    A first bloom seedling.




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    Interesting, is it fully opened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Interesting, is it fully opened?
    I think it is. It's not the best blooming for this plant, as the bud was wedged between two pots and opened smooshed up between them. So i think that had this not happened, the bloom would have been much more 'open'

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    I love the unique spotting!

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    That is cool. Do you stake your blooms Lien, or just let them do what the will naturally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    That is cool. Do you stake your blooms Lien, or just let them do what the will naturally?
    I almost never stake them. I'm not sure you can see it that well, but the photo with the leaves, you can see the flower is hanging over the side of the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lienluu View Post
    I almost never stake them. I'm not sure you can see it that well, but the photo with the leaves, you can see the flower is hanging over the side of the pot.
    Yes, that is why I asked. I think it is nice, but many of my friends who are big into showing orchids are fairly hard-nosed about staking the spike from the beginning (as soon as it is able to be staked). I think the natural look has a better aesthetic. We stake some of our plants just to keep them from getting broken during watering, etc.

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    This is loverly!!! And I agree about the naturale look... there is something much more pleasing about seeing these as mother nature intended them to be...

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