Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    A medium sized, hot to cool growing species that can grow either as a terrestrial, lithophyte and occasional epiphyte. It grows at 700 - 2000 meters above sea level in Southeast Asia. It blooms faithfully for me every winter, and the flower lasts for nearly 3 months! A very beautiful purple and green flower on an extremely long (50 cm) purple-brown and hairy inflorescence. I grow it intermediate, medium-light, planted in medium bark mixed with some lava rocks.

    afarm7.staticflickr.com_6228_6270656628_1d21c6c1de_b.jpg
    afarm7.staticflickr.com_6120_6270656496_204b7225db_b.jpg
     
  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,515
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    U.S.A
    Looks great!
     
  3. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Athens GA, USA
    Nice one, Karma! The long spike is pretty cool.
     
  4. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thanks!! :D
     
  5. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    here
    neat!
    i've have one that i haven't yet bloomed but you give me hope!
    :)
     
  6. PaphMadMan

    PaphMadMan Member

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    10
    Paph appletonianum is one of the most under-appreciated Paphs. Gotta love those crazy tall stems.
     
  7. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thanks a lot! I totally agree with you MadMan!! Hope yours will bloom soon Bri.
     
  8. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    326
    Location:
    Grimsby UK
    loooong, congratulations!
     
  9. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Ha ha I know!! Thanks! :)