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Paphiopedilum adductum

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    Hey all, it's been a long while since I've been on here, and ages since I've been active. I've been quite busy these past few months, and just came back from a trip back to Florida and all over the southern states. I visited in on my collection, and to my surprise it's Paph. blooming season (apparently!). Among the many in bloom, a very special species poked it's blooms out, just above the leaves of a monstrous Pabstia, Paphiopedilum adductum. I've never seen the species bloom in person, and I must comment that seeing it in person is somewhat more miraculous then seeing a Paph. supardii or even a Paph. rothschildianum in full bloom!

    I was told that a few visitors noticed the plant and took some photographs of it, along with my now ever-blooming Paph. chamberlainianum. I took the plant back to my fiancés house, where it is currently living until it gets shipped up here to Chicago to be grown and photographed better. I took some quick pictures of the plant before I left Florida, but there wasn't enough lighting, so they didn't come out. My fiancé took a picture of the flowers today in her bathroom with a camera phone, and it to me... not the best picture, but more and better are to come, along with information and help on growing this somewhat slow and difficult species. One quick tip is to grow them darker and cooler...

    Paphiopedilum adductum and Kat's hand...


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    I can tell that it is my favourite species witch take a lot of merit and patience to bloom. Growing it is not easy. Now, we all expect a high quality photo, at the height of this fabulous plant
    Bravo and Thank you

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    A favourite species of mine as well. Congratulations on the bloom. What is interesting too about this plant is that they can bloom from a very small plant. However, it is best not to let them bloom too early as I have learnt... I recently sent one to orchid heaven by allowing a one growth plant to flower with two blooms!

    Looking forward to other pics.


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    Hi Pat! Exciting news! Congratulations and please do post an updated photo!! WOW.


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    Thanks for the tip, Pat. I have a little seedling (< 1 year old) and it seems to like how I am growing it right now as it is growing a new leaf. Slowly, but it IS growing. I have it in a fine to medium mish mash mix that has bark, small turface, small lava and some other stuff. I have been considering moving it to small LECA but not doing the semi-hydro part just yet. I have it on the end of a single 4 foot flouro that is starting to fail.

    Gonna be hard to keep it cool during the Summer in South Central Idaho.

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    That's lovely, congrats Pat!

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