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Paph. (Sunshine Glory x niveum)

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    Default Paph. (Sunshine Glory x niveum)

    Sunshine Glory 'Silver Elf' x niveum fma. alba '#1' (anyone have an alba or 50/50 brachy who wants to make a cross?)

    top flower is the current one, on the second blooming. below is the first bloom. goes to show you how different the flowers can be. funny thing was that it seemed perfectly healthy to me on its first bloom!





    Paph. (Sunshine Glory x niveum) is a new brachypetalum hybrid that tends to produce white flowers with maroon speckling. The grex contains niveum, godefroyae, and concolor in its background, and the niveum influence keeps the plants very compact. Most of the brachy hybrids are easy growers under standard brachy care: bright but diffuse light, warm temperatures, and pure water free of dissolved salts. These plants are prone to root and basal rots, and should dry out considerably between waterings. Care should be taken to avoid burying the base of the plant with medium, and good air movement is a necessity. These plants should only be fertilized sparingly, and it is often recommended to add a small amount of crushed oyster shell as a topdressing since the progenitor species usually grow on limestone cliffs in the wild.

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    I love the first bloom too! It is a stunning paph.

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    BTW - I sure hope to get to meet you next week in NYC!

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    I will have to get a niveum or one of its hybrids too soon. Thanks for the info. I didn't know niveum keeps it compact
    Excellent photo and interesting variation between the bloomings

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    That's a fantastic bloom, I am glad I turned on the computer to have a look at the forum while I am geting ready for work!

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    Wow, big difference between the blooms! Thank you for the culture info too.

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    Very nice!
    (My husband always calls these "stracciatella"---which is a kind of chocolate-chip ice cream they have in Italy.)

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    Lovely lovely!!! I really like the shape of this one.

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