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Psychopsis Papilio

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    Default Psychopsis Papilio

    Just opened yesterday , it is grown in a slat basket with loose Spag. watered when dry . The picture could be better ,I had to get on a ladder to take it . Gin
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    It's a beaut, Gin! That's a plant I have no room for. I'll live vicariously off your photos - post frequently and often!

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    Glad you like it Julie , I got it as a freebie with an order about 3 years ago , it is a pain to find a place where the spike won't get broke . Gin

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    Very cool, and I do like the photograph...very nice. I've thought of getting one of these too, but just don't have the space, so I'll also live vicariously through your photos.


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    ooh I love it!
    I think psychopsis have a really cool shape,
    with the pretty frillies & straight antennae, yum!
    i've got a very young album papilio,
    so it'll be a while for flowers for me
    and i don't even get to enjoy the mottled purple foliage
    in the meantime.
    so pretty, thanks for posting,
    let's see some of that leaf next time, too.

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    it is a pain to find a place where the spike won't get broke .
    I know what you mean.The spike on mine keeps growing & growing.I,ve had to move it as it was only about 12" away from my 400w HPS & i was scared it would burn the end of the spike(well 2 spikes).
    Beautiful bloom.
    1 off my favorites.

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    Thanks for the kind words they are appreciated . Gin

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    I always loved those, but I got greedy and let it keep blooming for three years or so, non-stop. It literally bloomed itself to death. If / when I get another, I'm definitely cutting the spike after one year so the plant gets a chance to recoup and put out new growth...

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    I'm definitely cutting the spike after one year so the plant gets a chance to recoup and put out new growth...
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    That is just lovely. These flowers always look so incredibly regal to me. I don't think I've ever noticed what the actual plant looks like. I'm sure I've seen one, but those flowers just grab my attention so completely I don't remember anything else.

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