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What is a good first time paph?

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    When you talk about water quality being good, I have seen people talking about RO water on the forum before and I was also interested to see the posts relating to the use of old water from fish tanks. I was wondering if this is sufficient? We use RO water for our fish, but I wasn't sure if you would need to add anything to the RO water, to sort of make up for the lack of minerals.

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    Discus require very good water quality! so I would think the RO water is excellent from them for orchids because its not very salty, and it contains nutrients too. Just don't give them the fish poop... I do wonder if the RO water collects some minerals from the pebbles in the tank.
    Phrag besseae! These are the compact phrags I have: Phrag Waunakee Sunset, Phrag schlimii, Phrag pearcei and Phrag Ecua-Bess(really similar to Phrag Olaf Gruss). Phrag schlimii is a species that gives pink blooms and hybrids, and is also compact. I will get a Phrag Scarlet O'Hara eventually. Phrag warscewiczianum (aka Phrag popowii) is a compact long petalled species I have

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    A really easy, and very compact Phrag. species is Phrag. fischeri. It requires MUCH less water than any of my other Phrag. species, and is the easiest I have...

    My Phrag. fischeri

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    ...I've gotta get phrag fischeri too! It is a must have as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    A really easy, and very compact Phrag. species is Phrag. fischeri. It requires MUCH less water than any of my other Phrag. species, and is the easiest I have...

    My Phrag. fischeri

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    THANKS PAT!!! Just when I thought I REALLY didn't want or need any more phrags. Especially after I received my armeniancum today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    THANKS PAT!!! Just when I thought I REALLY didn't want or need any more phrags. Especially after I received my armeniancum today.
    I must admit, I added fischeri to my list as well after deciding not to hold the fact that its pink against it's LOVELY shape and rave review from Pat. (so, I second the "thanks pat!") LOL

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    Talking Jumped in the deep end

    Well I have done it, here are my two paph-lings. They have both got a couple of new growths on the plant, but aren't very big.

    I took your advice Fren! The vendor told me that this Maudiae were just opening, so I hope he is right - will be cross if they are on their way out!!!!
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    I don't think they liked the trip home though

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    I know Diane, you told me that philippinense are slow growers, but I really wanted a sequential grower! And I did like the look of this one too...

    Poor old Mr Kerry could only take so much, it's just as well that i am going back tomorrow with my parents... Maybe there are more in my future

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    Lovely paphs and excellent choice. The colour on both of them are very charming.

    The chamberlain x philippinense looks like it is blooming as a true multifloral (all blooms at once) rather than a sequential one. Wow this one is brightly coloured! It is registered as Paph Helvetia.
    Todd's Judge Philip (Pinocchio x philippinense), a similar cross, bloomed as a sequential multiforal.

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    They are lovely, Kerry. Hurrah for Paphs!

    I'm planning on dragging Mr E with me to Chelsea and an orchid show in Tatton Park this summer and while he's normally quite good and doesn't mind I think I'll assign the task of picture taking to him so he feels involved and is not too bored.

    Hope you had a good time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    Lovely paphs and excellent choice. The colour on both of them are very bright.

    The chamberlain x philippinense looks like it is blooming as a true multifloral (all blooms at once) rather than a sequential one. Wow this one is brightly coloured! It is registered as Paph Helvetia.
    Todd's Judge Philip (Pinocchio x philippinense), a similar cross, bloomed as a sequential multiforal.
    Thank you so much! I have been dancing around a bit, and keep going in the kitchen to check on them. A bit sad really

    The Helvetia (thanks for giving him his name) has a new bud growing, and the bottom flower is looking more than a little wrinkled and kind of on the way out. I assumed it was sequential, and that the new blooms opening just coincided with the old ones dying off. Would this mean that true sequential bloomers only have one bloom at a time, and go onto form a new bud once the old bloom fades? Sorry to be 'little miss question time' but I might as well ask.

    Thanks!

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