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Paphiopedilum armeniacum - 4 flowers, 33 growths

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, May 24, 2020.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    This pant garnered me a CCM two years ago with five large flowers. I had six this year, but two were very early and had begun to fade by the time these four opened. With 33 growths, I am hoping for 7-8 flowers next year if all goes well. This and Paph.micranthum put out stoloniferous growths, and after years of finding dead new growths in the bottoms of the pots, I finally wised up a few years back and put them in baskets where the extra growths have a way out to grow - and hopefully bloom.

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Ahh yes. Very nice indeed. I did this with my Fumi’s Delight with the same hope.
     
  3. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome plant!
     
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    That's the way to grow it! Well done!
    How cool and dry do you keep it in winter?
     
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    I suppose it's a bit drier in the winter just because the GH is, but I keep it moist year-round. No cooler than anything else in the GH (~60'F at night, 70+ days), The secret, I was told some years ago, is a hot summer followed by cold. So, they go outside during the late spring as soon as I'm sure they're not going to get frosted, and stay out for our 95+degree summers, then stay out with the Laelia anceps, cyms, walkerianas and others, until it's going into the upper 30s.