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Psychopsis papilio

This is a discussion on Psychopsis papilio within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My one and only butterfly. I am including 4 pictures to show the opening of ...

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    Default Psychopsis papilio

    My one and only butterfly. I am including 4 pictures to show the opening of the bud, 1st taken on 11/14, 2nd 11/15, 3rd on 11/16, and 4th on 11/22.
    Can't you tell that I love this one
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    Oh, I can tell how much! that is stunning!

    Cheers,
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    it's awesome, excellent pics too

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    Very beautiful. This is a great plant.

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    Extraordinary. I understand that they are continuous bloomers. Good job. I killed mine.

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    It's just amazing watching buds unfurl. Congratulations on your nice pics and bloom

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    Stunning! Congrats! ( now I wanna cry... I broke the spike on mine...)

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    Thank you all! I have to credited DH for the photography. He is finally enjoying my orchids through his lens

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    ( now I wanna cry... I broke the spike on mine...)
    Oh, Sorry to hear that. I am still learning to growing this one. The good thing is that new bud forms rather quickly. Shortly after I got mine in Sep, 2 buds formed, I lost both because I was moving the plant around. To my surprise, 2 new buds developed, and I still lost 1... Anyway, I am just happy to see the first butterfly in person.

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    Fantastic! Can see a different image/face each time I look at it. Could ypu give some information on the plant and it's growing needs? Thanks for sharing, Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenguysorchids View Post
    Could ypu give some information on the plant and it's growing needs? Thanks for sharing, Bill
    I am still figuring it out: it's grown in a clay pot with medium sized bark, gets bright but not direct sun, together with my phals, water every 7-10 days. My way to figure out the time to water: I leave the plastic label inside the pot, pull it out and wipe it between fingers, water if it's dry, leave it alone if it's still moist.

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