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What is a good first time paph?

This is a discussion on What is a good first time paph? within the Paphiopedilum & Phragmipedium Info. forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Thank you Elena too .... I thought the ones you bought were rather yummy too. ...

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    Thank you Elena too .... I thought the ones you bought were rather yummy too.

    I'm possibly going to Chelsea this year, if my mother needs some company - there is no way Tom would even consider it

    (in posh voice) Orchids are really rather addictive aren't they!

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    Don't worry I was too happy when I got my first paph bloom...

    I couldn't tell it was wrinkly at first. The blooms look more chamberlainianum influenced and was the pod parent so you are right, it's sequential. I think it took on some of both characterists, it is partially multiforal so there's more than one bloom at once, but they don't go all at the same time. I really like this one

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    Thank you! I put them in a place where I can see them and keep admiring them too so you are not alone

    They are most certainly addictive. I remember reading Orchid Fever a while ago and didn't think they would be. How wrong was I? I think I might re-read it now that I've caught the bug.

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    Nice ones, Kerry! Now get back there and buy some more!!!

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    Red face Oops I did it again

    No my name's not Britney but....

    Paph (Macabre x Grand Master) x charlesworthii

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    Paph Pinocchio - I really wanted another sequential bloomer - and they were so cute!

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    See Diane, I did listen!

    So there, Ms McPsychicBossyBoots

    oh, and I also seemed to have gained a Vanda (for Mr Kerry actually, so it doesn't count!) and two catts.... I think the invoice will be sent to Hoa as per Elena's suggestion

    Now, I have to go read up more about them just to make sure they survive the first week. And they smell WONDERFUL!!!!!!

    Broke, but over excited....

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    Default My little ickle paph-lings

    So here is my little collection. Sitting in all sorts of things.

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    Thanks Fren for telling me more about the make up of the Helvetia. I actually chopped off the old bloom - the sepal at the back behind the pouchy bit (you can tell I am really trying to learn new terminology here) was covered with tiny aphid-y things. There didn't seem to be any on the other bloom, so off with it's head it went, rather than have them spread. Hope the poor thing doesn't mind.

    Hopefully they will like where they are sitting. It's bright, but the sun shine shouldn't hit them directly.

    and yes that is an old casserole dish being used as a plant pot - long story but basically tomato fertiliser really damages enamel!

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    WOW, you did well That's one fast growing collection of Paphs!

    I'd love to see the Vanda and the Catts too.

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    Nice haul, Kerry! And they look lovely together!

    But that one in the clear plastic dish looks like it's sitting in water. Paphs don't want to do that. They'll be too wet. Phrags like that. If you want water under the pot for better humidity, you have to have stones or pebbles in the bottom of the dish, and the plant sits on those. Just keep the water level below the bottom of the pot. Otherwise the potting media will continually wick the water up, and the roots will rot.

    I might be bossy, but you followed my commands well - great job!

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    nice charlesworthii-influence vini! and almost a flame-type maudiae?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Nice haul, Kerry! And they look lovely together!

    But that one in the clear plastic dish looks like it's sitting in water. Paphs don't want to do that. They'll be too wet. Phrags like that. If you want water under the pot for better humidity, you have to have stones or pebbles in the bottom of the dish, and the plant sits on those. Just keep the water level below the bottom of the pot. Otherwise the potting media will continually wick the water up, and the roots will rot.

    I might be bossy, but you followed my commands well - great job!

    McNotOffendedInTheSlightest
    My mother would certainly be surprised at me actaully being obedient! Don't worry, the plant pot is actually sitting on an upturned plastic flower pot saucer, so is raised above the water line. I ran out of decorative pebbles (must go shopping.. again) so I had to improvise!


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    nice charlesworthii-influence vini! and almost a flame-type maudiae?
    I don't know!!! (wailing and tearing out my hair) I am still learning, and need to spend more time looking up details. I admit I just fell in love with the colour of the Paph (Macabre x Grand Master) x charlesworthii, it is so rich and deep. Even though the bloom was damaged at the show before I bought it, I had to have it.

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