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Paph Bel Royal 'Pam's Pride'

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Wendy H, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    This is Paph Bel Royal 'Pam's Pride'. (rothschildianum x kolopakingii) I got a division from a good friend a couple years ago. He was given the plant by a friend (Pam)...she knew my friend had admired the plant and would give it a great home. This is the first blooming for me and I am honoured to have a piece of such a beautiful primary. Leaf span on this plant is 44" and the NS of the flower so far is 6". I expect it to expand a bit more in the next day or two.
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  2. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    nicely grown & bloomed , i like the brown stripes
     
  3. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Thanks. The fourth flower is opening now...may update the photo in a few days.
     
  4. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    If I remember correctly, you do paphs so well! Am I trying to grow them too hot here in South Florida? They just don't flourish for me at all. Yours are gorgeous.
     
  5. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Dang. That thing commands a big piece of real estate, doesn't it? It's gorgeous, Wendy. You do these so nicely.
     
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    Great looking plant with a beautiful flower.
    Thanx for sharing,
    Carl
     
  7. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    You got that right MJ and remember Wendy grows in the basement. I grow in a greenhouse and still find looking for a place to put almost 4-foot wide plants a work of art in gardening.
     
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    vmijct Clif

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    Awesome! Hope I can grow these as well as you.
     
  9. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Thanks all. Here's a photo, taken yesterday of my grow room. This big boy is on the left side alongside a big kolopakingii. It's tricky fitting all these big multis in an 8' x 8' room but where there's a will there's a way. :D

    Clark...notice the two roths that are starting to open? I'll post those soon.
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  10. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    You did a great article in Orchids on growing indoors.
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wendy, awe inspiring! Thanks for posting.
     
  12. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    So very nice, Wendy.

    I still have about 50 Paphs in my collection and I really need to repot them again soon. Just curious, under your growing condition, how often do you repot your Paphs and what kind of mix do you use, Wendy?
     
  13. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    nice Wendy.
     
  14. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Thanks all!

    Ton...I use CHC and perlite on most and repot about once a year.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Wendy. I really do need to do some repotting.
     
  16. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Beautiful!!!!
     
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    Wonderful! I recently purchased one of these guys from Krull-Smith. It's got a long way to go to become the size of your plant! :)