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    Sarcochilus - any growing tips

    Most Sarcs will want winter night temperatures to dip below 10°C (50°F) for a couple of months which is similar to Dendrobium nobile in my experience.
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    Ask About Dos And Donts Of Paph Care ?

    My own top 4 rules I wish I knew when I started growing Paphs (I grow outside all year in bark/coco husk chips/lava rock, under cover in winter): 1 - never water in the evening (even during a heat wave) - this promotes fungal problems on the leaves 2 - don't over water - or you end up with...
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    So I joined a local orchid society

    I joined a local orchid society with the thought I might get to shoot some flowers. Lucky for me they needed some help with photography (for newsletters etc). Here are a few of the Paphs I have been able to shoot over the last couple of meetings and shows. Paphiopedilum Love Song...
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    Brown Rot?

    Wow, thanks for that. It is a nasty one that's for sure. In my case it seems only to affect Paphs as I have Sarcochilus and Zygopetulums growing on the same shelf.
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    Brown Rot?

    Thanks to all for the informative replies. Only the Paph sukhakulii (3rd image) looks like it will survive. The Phaph bellatulum (middle image) has hung on after I cut off the rot but has gone down hill over winter with more rot forming. The first plant had the rot in the crown so it was...
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    Brown Rot?

    Thanks very much for the replies and advice, much appreciated. I've already started working on sorting this out.
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    Brown Rot?

    Hi all, interested in your thoughts and suggestions on three of my Paphs which are showing signs of Brown Rot, I think? This past summer we had a very wet January followed by a very warm, dry Feb/Mar with well above average temperatures. During this time my plants are all outside...
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    Where to buy orchid flasks in Singapore and Penang, Malaysia

    Hi all, at the end of September I'm having a holiday in Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. I'd like to bring back a flask or two. Does anyone have any recommendations of where I might find an outlet with a decent selection of ready to go flasks? I'm not that fussy either, I'd consider anything...
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    Paph Susan Booth 'Paracombe'

    What a great looking plant. Super photo too!
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    paph.Chou-Yi Yuki

    Nice bloom, real nice. I have a seedling which I can't wait for it to mature and bloom too.
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    My entire collection

    Quite a nice mix of plants there, eclectic even. LOL at your whiners. I've got a few of those too but I haven't worked out if it's my growing medium, light or some other condition. But that's all part of the fun innit? :rollhappy:
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    Another roths

    Those flowers are quite spectacular, nice photography too!
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    Paphs in a Sydney shade house

    Thanks for your comments. I measured and cut the cut the shade cloth roughly to size and used cable ties to fasten it to frame. I also used cable ties to fasten poly pipe for the micro irrigation.
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    Paphs in a Sydney shade house

    Alright some photos. My current growing area is a AUD80 cheap green house which came with a plastic cover which is only used in winter. I spent AUD50 on a 10m roll of 50% shade cloth which I used to cover it plus an extra layer on the western top/side for summer. Two large eucalyptus trees break...
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    Paphs in a Sydney shade house

    The collections is certainly an excellent section of the forum to read about how others grow their Paphs. So I'm going to share my particulars. I started growing orchids in Jan 2013 and Paphs soon became part of my smallish collection (along with Dendrobiums, Cattleyas plus a few Sarcochilus...