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Paphiopedilum philippinense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I know, I know, I should have groomed it, staked the inflorescences and rotated the plant as the inflorescences were growing. Maybe I will do it next year. This year it produced nine inflorescences, next year I expect it to be even bigger. How embarassing, the species name in the title is wrong and I can't edit it. It has an extra l, a missing p and the wrong ending. It should read Paph. philippinense. If any moderator read this please correct it. IMG_3883.JPG
     
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    Torrish Active Member

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    Great plant. I would be interested to know how long you have had this? I came back from the RHS Orchid show laden down with species Paph. seedlings but suspect I have a few years of growing before I even see the start of something like this. Do you regularly re pot this or let it get crowded?
     
  3. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Impressive! Great species. I've got the compact form of this, and I'm looking forward to its fist blooming, hopefully next season. -Stephen
     
  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I have it for twenty years now. It was even bigger but I took it to a wetter climate than it likes and it experienced root loss. I has bloomed every year since I brought it as a two fan of leaves plant. It likes to dry up a bit between waterings.
     
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    Great cultivation of a great plant ...
     
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    It's a credit to u - amazing flowering - one day as I keep saying silently ....I can do the same...
     
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    Thanks Ricardo. Much appreciated.
     
  8. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I repot this plant every two years. What I basically do is remove it from the pot, shake the decayed media away from the pot and put it in fresh bark. The root mass is massive and very hard, it would a pretty sharp saw to cut throught it.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great growing!

    I just fixed your title. I've been out of town for a lecture and didn't see this until just now.
     
  10. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Thanks, I will make an effort to make sure the name is correctly written before hitting the posting key.
     
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    Congrats, and moreover on not staking it, I love natural ports of flowers. :)