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Phragmipedium longifolium

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium longifolium within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This species is HUGE and grows like a weed. It has been in bloom for ...

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    Default Phragmipedium longifolium

    This species is HUGE and grows like a weed. It has been in bloom for two years now and still blooming. I'm a little tired of seeing it in bloom. The blooms are large about 8-10 inches wide.


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    Wow, two years. That's pretty amazing. Nice shot, too. If you're getting tired of it, you could always send it my way--

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    Thanks, lja! The cats recently did a very good job at shredding the leaves. But the plant is vigorously growing more new growths and growing like crazy. It is about 4 ft or more in LS.

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    It is about 4 ft or more in LS.
    Cool! I'll be up your way in a few days with a forklift!

    (See how thoughtful I'm being?)

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    When it's time for me to divide it, maybe we can do another trade or something.

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    LOL! I'm just messing with you. But another trade when you divide it sounds good!

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    That's a nice one. It makes my Paph. Bel Royal (36" LS) seem like a compact plant. (And that's hard to do...)

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    Thanks, Jason. I think it is the largest plant in my collection. My Paph kolopakingii at 30" and the leaves at about 2 1/2" wide is the largest among my Paphs but still too young to bloom I guess..

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    30"? A mere baby! I know someone who has a mature kolo specimen that checks in with a 6 or 7 foot LS. So much for growing anything else...

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    Originally posted by Jmoney
    30"? A mere baby! I know someone who has a mature kolo specimen that checks in with a 6 or 7 foot LS. So much for growing anything else...
    OMG! I know they get huge but never heard of one that size. Wow, a true monster! I noticed that my kolopakingii grows much faster than the other multi florals.

    I would love to see the recently discovered gigantifolium, heard they are about the same size as kolopakingii or slightly larger.

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