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Paph. Prince Edward of York

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    Hello everyone,
    I do not really understand how to post a question on the forum, but this is my best shot. I have just added paphs to my collection after having luck with phals, oncsidiums, and cattalyas. My question is that I just purchased a Paph. Prince edward of York in a 2.5 pot, kinda small, how long will it realistically take before the first bloom?

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    Hi Chris,

    It will take several years if your Paph. PEOY is that small. You may want to get a more mature plant to enjoy in the meantime.

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    Thank you for the reply. That is what I thought...I have seen that the more mature, the more expensive. Due to just having 14months experience with orchids I like to buy at a low price in case I kill the poor thing. I also bought a starter species set that are also rather young and expect they will also need a few years before blooming. I guess I will just need to be patient.

    Glad to see my posting efforts worked. Thanks everyone for the great advise, this forum is my own personal encyclopedia for orchids!

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    Chrisa; I used to try the seedling plants due to less money as well. Let's just say of the 30 or so I bought, not a single one survived. ahem... Then I began buying huge overgrown plants. That repotting thing...yeah it'll cure that bad habit fast too. lol I found that the plants to learn with often are labeled, easy. They don't have one growing environment and are often described as "tolerant". And after a little experimentation you will find the species that like your growing habits, location, etc. Unfortunately; not all plants will like you. Hang in there. When you find one that loves you and blooms no matter how many mistakes you make you will know which kind to grow. But it's way way easier to learn with adult plants. Anything that is that expensive is a plant you might want to wait to grow after you slow down the kill ratio....it's something most of us have went through.

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    I would take Connie's advice very seriously.Consider having a few cheaper blooming plants just to keep the interest going, while waiting for the seedlings to grow.

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    Thanks for the advice. Most of my orchids are doing well, I have only totally annihilated five so far. But I must admit, seeing all the beautiful, mature, BIG, orchids everyone is posting makes me a little jealous.

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    both parents, rothschildianum and sanderianum are large species. The growth needs to be mature to bloom and many times this plant needs multigrowths to reach blooming size. Good luck with it. It is a beautiful cross and well worth waiting for.

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