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My Magic Lantern

This is a discussion on My Magic Lantern within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Paph Magic Lantern is a primary cross between delenatii and micranthum . Usually this cross ...

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    Paph Magic Lantern is a primary cross between delenatii and micranthum. Usually this cross inherits the inflated micranthum pouch, while the delenatii increases petal size and flower roundness.

    I bought this one last year as a blooming size plant but it seemed to want to grow a new set of leaves before blooming, only one old leaf is left. The bloom is still cupped. I hope it will still open wide and flat. It's one of my lovelier paphs I've bloomed so far regardless of how the bloom will continue to develop. The days have been quite hot during the bud development (I read perhaps they bloom better when it is cooler). I'm glad the bud didn't blast during the vaccation, I was worried.


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    Very nice coloration!

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    nice crisp patterning!

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    Great Magic Lantern, Fren!

    Cheers,
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    Ooh! That's a beauty!

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    That's a lovely Magic Lantern.
    Since they lable it as fairly easy to grow it's probably the first paph I'll get.
    The book I have shows it with quite a large pouch but all the pictures I've seen so far here all have nice small pouches and large petals/sepals (which I think looks nicer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    That's a lovely Magic Lantern.
    Since they lable it as fairly easy to grow it's probably the first paph I'll get.
    The book I have shows it with quite a large pouch but all the pictures I've seen so far here all have nice small pouches and large petals/sepals (which I think looks nicer).
    Hehehe... don't like the 'toilet bowl' look?

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    Not really no. I prefer nice elegant plants.
    Not really sure about those paphs/phrags (forget which) that have the lovely fragrance of rotting meat either.

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    It's really lovely, Fren. Good growing! You must be doing it right.

    Tami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post


    Not really no. I prefer nice elegant plants.
    Not really sure about those paphs/phrags (forget which) that have the lovely fragrance of rotting meat either.
    LOL! Oh, how gross...

    Still, this one really is absolutely gorgeous. Great growing, Fren!

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