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Cypripedium Emil

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Ray, May 8, 2015.

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  1. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    A primary cross between Cyp. parviflorum x Cyp. calceolus, being grown in semi-hydroponics.

    Do not check your glasses - it's hard for a guy with old knees to squat and get a decent shot hand-held. I'll try to do it better over the weekend.

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    Very nice, Ray! I'm glad that your wife didn't throw it away like your Cyp. reginae! Do you dig it up in the winter, and keep it in the fridge? I haven't tried semi-hydro with Cyps, but last year, I tried semi-hydro with Dactylorhiza purpurella. It didn't grow as well as the ones potted in perlite:humus, so I was pretty sure that I lost it. But it did manage to come back this year! I left it in the semi-hydro pot, and kept it almost completely dry for the winter.

    Are you doing 20-30ppm N K-lite for every water with this one?
     
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    It is very beautiful, Ray, thanks.
     
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    Yes Naoki, it is getting the low-dose K-Lite regimen like everyone else, and yes, it spent the winter in the refrigerator crisper without being thrown out.

    I had tried a more organic mix in the past, but "Monocotman" in GB recommended that the LECA will be a better choice to avoid rots, so this spring, I went with the pro's advice.

    I have another, supposedly "touchier" hybrid also in S/H - Annegret, shanxiense x parviflorum - which seems to be growing nicely, but I have seen no indication of buds yet.
     
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    Here's a better shot.

    Much to my surprise, they smell like honeysuckle! I didn't know any slippers had a scent.

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    Excellent color combination!
     
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    Thats awesome !
     
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    I'm currently in the mountains of west central Virginia, and these guys are everywhere
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    ♡♡♡ wow♡♡♡ i wish i saw them every where!