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I want a Paraphalaenopsis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mary Jane, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Yeah, I know. 6 foot long leaves. :bang:

    ANYWAY.

    Which do you deem the easiest to acquire and grow. And where do I get a decent sized plant that *might* bloom before I die?
     
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    Ron-NY New Member

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    I saw a decent sized one listed on e-bay recently...keep an eye out there. Tom OchidGhost may have a suggestion. They do bloom on 1 foot long leaves...I have one that size currently in bud
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Dowery Orchids has denevei listed on its site for $45. I got a labukensis from Dwayne in '07, and it flowered that fall. Hasn't flowered since, but it's growing quite well.
     
  4. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I second the Dowery reccomendation. I got my labukensis from him as well a few years back maybe in 05 or 06. Bloomed each year since I got it.
     
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    Don't let them get to cold. They will die. Mine hit 9 C and is no longer among the living. It had two foot leaves. I am still sad.

    Kyle
     
  6. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Are you after a hybrid or a species?
     
  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I believe Oakhill has/had serpentilingua for dern cheap. I also believe that is the smallest of the genus.

    Of course...I could be wrong because <insert random Ang comment here>
     
  8. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Andy has blooming sized ones, and I second the Dowery recomendation. Dwayne has "big plants, cheap", my highest reccomendation for a vendor! :D
    I have killed several, can't keep them warm enough.
     
  9. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    or maybe I could part with mine. Whatcha want to give me for it?
     
  10. Eddie729

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    If you want one, you should get one. Ours has leaves maybe 18 inches long and has bloomed both years since we got it. Some hybrid whose name I forget.....

    Andy's or Dowery would be good choices for vendors.
     
  11. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    My serpentilingua has 18-24" leaves and blooms well. My labukensis has 12-16" leaves and skulks. Both are mounted on cork.

    Both grown warm to hot, 60-65% humidity & about 2,500 fc.
     
  12. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Thank you, one and all. I knew about Dowery but for the life of me could not remember the name.

    And ya know, Clark, a hybrid might be the way for me to go on this one, to start. I hadn't thought of that.
     
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    MJ, I drove by RF yesterday (work related, mind you, just a slight detour off the main hwy) and picked up two pps serpentilingua in 3 inch clay pots. They had one in same size pot in bloom and it was a cute little flower. They also had blooming labukensis for 75 marked down to $50 (there is sale on this weekend). I almost picked it up, it was a nice flower but I am hoping to find a much darker one. I'm sure there'll be plenty at redlands....Coming down ?:)
     
  14. Binky

    Binky Fries anyone?

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    I just got one from OL. I hope I live long enough to see it bloom. It's on the very small size right now.
     
  15. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Man, I'd like to.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Didja get one yet?
     
  17. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    No, I've not. Still ponderin'.
     
  18. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Don't try it!:D They are space hogs.
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Did you ever get one, MJ?
     
  20. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Yes I did and it's growing like a bad weed. Thank you.