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Paph. Julius photo

This is a discussion on Paph. Julius photo within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this plant in the spring of 1999 and a few months later it ...

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    I got this plant in the spring of 1999 and a few months later it threw a specatular 4-flower show, with NS over 10". I repotted it into a batch of bark mix that turned into mush within months, so it took 4 years to recover and only rebloomed last year with a solitary flower. Two this year, so I hope it keeps going at that rate...

    "Registered in 1914, Paph. Julius is a most distinctive and heavily-awarded primary hybrid that still remains enormously popular with the paph connoisseur. Like so many of the primary rothschildianum crosses, Paph. Julius combines the best features of both parents. Paph. lowii contributes the wonderful pink coloration, and Paph. rothschildianum bestows the boldly-striped dorsal sepal and overall size & stature. Paph. Julius is an easy grower under warm and bright conditions, and mature plants typically produce 4-5 flowers per inflorescence that may each reach 10-12" in natural spread. "
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    Beautiful blooms and pic as always!

    Mine has a large almost mature rare variegated growth which should spike any day now. I do hope that the variegation stays consistent and it looks quite attractive.

    Thanks for sharing your Paph Julius pic.

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    Very well grown! Beautiful blooms and crystal clear photo!
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks guys. You'll have to show us a picture of that variegated Julius, Pete. Methinks you could sell off a division for mucho dinero to someone who really is a nut for that kind of thing. Not that paph growers would ever be labelled nuts.

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    I'll take a picture of it tomorrow and post it here. A Japanese customer of mine (computer business) was amazed when I told him that I had a rare variegated Paph Julius after I found out that he was an avid rare plant collector. So, he asked me how much I was willing to sell it for and I jokingly said $5,000.00 and to my surprise, he said he would buy it right there and then without even seeing it. I was almost speechless. I have heard before that the Japanese are big fans of variegated plants.

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    Stunning photo, jmoney. It almost doesn't look real. Very, very fine.

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    Don't know how I missed this. That is a fantastic photo, Jason! What a nice Julius. How much you want to bet I will own one of those someday? Very nice! Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks Heather! It's one of my favorite primaries, since I'm a sucker for horizontal petals. Which reminds me of the time I was working with a neurosurgeon who told us how he got into the profession...the quote was "for some men it's fast cars, for others it's women, for me I don't know, it was brains..."

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