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Psychopsis papilio in bloom PHOTO

This is a discussion on Psychopsis papilio in bloom PHOTO within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This plant has been in bloom for months with 3 spikes and continue to bloom ...

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    Default Psychopsis papilio in bloom PHOTO

    This plant has been in bloom for months with 3 spikes and continue to bloom and bloom. These pics were taken last year.

    I like this species, it has beautiful mottled leaves and stays in bloom for months and months, sometimes for years. The spikes do get very tall.




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    Whoa! Pete, those are awesome!! I love the top pic especially!

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    Thanks. If you ever want a forever blooming orchid, get a Psychopsis.

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    It is like a beautiful butterfly. Majestic and striking!

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    Very striking species. It's been on my "to get" list for a while. I hear that they can be temperamental. How do you grow them, Pete?

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    Thanks, Jason!

    I grow both of my Psychopsis papilio and Mendenhall right next to my multifloral Paphs and Phrags, so same conditions/culture. I find them very easy to grow and bloom.

    Their mottled leaves are quite attractive and stay in bloom forever. The blooms are very large bug like especially the Mendenhall.

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