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Paphiopedilum wilhelminiae

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum wilhelminiae within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a diminutive species, in fact it is the smallest of all the multilforal ...

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    Default Paphiopedilum wilhelminiae

    This is a diminutive species, in fact it is the smallest of all the multilforal Paphiopedilum species. Mine bloomed for the first time on a 6 inch leafspan growth. It is also a moderately fast grower and grows quickly into many clumps.


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    Excellent plant, Pete! How do you grow yours? I've had mine for years and it has sulked ever since I got it. It clumps all right, but it doesn't like to grow roots or mature growths.

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    Pete, very nice! I've never seen one of those before. Plant looks good and sturdy too!

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    Hmmmmm... I do like that one. I like the colors, stripes, shape and compact nature. Peter, how would you rate that for a beginner's first multifloral? All I have right now are mottled leaf maudie types...

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    Thanks, Jason,

    I too had trouble growing it in the beginning but I soon found out that it likes to be on the dry side more so than most multilforal Paphs.

    Maire, I don't know your growing conditions so I really cannot tell. You can try one but most growers (including myself in the beginning) have trouble growing it. But once you get the conditions right, then it is a moderately fast grower. Hope this helps!

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    Lovely as always!

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    Thanks, Heather! Since you're space limited, this is the perfect multifloral Paph species to get.

    But it is a little difficiult to grow though, if not grown in the right conditions but they do stay small and cute.

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    Allright, you - let's just reign it in there w/ the suggestions. One species at a time please. Oh, and yes, haynaldianum is my first. Besides - I thought that you guys were after me to get warscewiczianum! Make up your mind, huh?
    Really, I have to hold out for something w/ long petals.

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    Heather, you should get a warscewiczianum if you really like the long long petals of the Phrags.

    A little correction/lesson (however you want to put it), species are always in lower case and hybrids are in upper case for example:

    Paphiopedilum lowii ------> species
    Paphiopedilum Berenice --------> hyrbid

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    Ah, so you are also a spelling snob? Geesh. I am totally kidding. I got that about the species yesterday, but had a memory lapse apparently. I did not, however, know that if it was a hybrid, it was capitalized. Very interesting.

    Ahhh, the confusing world of orchid growing.

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