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Paphiopedilum Michael Koopowitz

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by DarleneJay, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    I am posting early but can not help it. I am excited to see this one blooming. Also, it feels like it is taking forever to open. Here is my Michael Koopowitz (philippinense 'Super Long Twister' x sanderianum '90+') from Orchid Inn. I will take better picture once all the buds open.

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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    That’s a pretty good combination. First bloom seedling?
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yes, it is a first bloom seedling. I see 5 buds in all but the fifth bud is questionable. I am not sure it will mature.
     
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    Nice. Are sanderianum and its crosses staked perpendicular? Seems like doing them at an angle could facilitate the dangl.?
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Definitely angled for sanderianum. It's crosses can vary with stalking depending on orientation of the flowers. Some create a more shingled effect that others.

    I have seen Michael Koopowitz staked different ways. I was just I remembered to stalk it at all.
     
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