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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    The same here in Europe Tony, I know only one source, fortunately a very serious person.
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    You're a lucky man to live where they grow David! :) I wish I could visit your country but it is so far from mine... T. ixioides is a wonderful species with all its dark dots, but unfortunately I have never seen it for sale here in Europe. But my holly grails are T. variegata, T. speciosa and...
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    Please see my growing tips above in this thread.
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    I lost some too in the past, you should try again!
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    For sure it is very difficult and long to get the peat wet again after such a long rest period, and it is the main reason why I would like to change their substrate next season. Moreover, when the peat is finally wet again, I am always afraid that the tubers will rot. So I will try akadama and...
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    Yes, I live in France and the plant is blooming actually. Did you ever see them in the wild in your country? There are real beauties among this genus.
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    Thanks! Thelymytra species are summer dormant and rest as tubers during this period. At this time, you must keep them completely dry. New leaves will emerge in late summer, then you can water regularly and fertilize once a month with low EC level (around 0.3 mS/cm) like for Disa species...
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    Thelymitra megacalyptra

    Hi all, My Thelymitra megacalyptra (Victoria, Australia) is actually blooming. Can you see the toon screaming in this last one? ;-)
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    Paphiopedilum niveum

    Hello all, I got this niveum in spike. A pleasure for the eyes!
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Hello all, than you again for your help. And thank you very much fibre for these useful details. Sincerely.
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Hello again, fibre (everyone is welcome to respond!:)), by crossing out the word "little" when I wrote "Give a little rest", you indicate to me that the rest must be quite substantial for my bellatulum. How long should this rest be? How often do you water your plant during this period? I guess...
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Hi fibre, thank you for the correction! All the best.
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Thank you werner.freitag for your advice and you interesting testimony, I never imagined that there could be such long droughts where these plants grow! Regards.
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Hello all, Happypaphy7, thank you very much for this list of lowland Brachys and thank you again to all of you for your helpful answers. I hope that I’ll finally be able to see the flowers of my bellatulum with your help! :) All the best.
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    How to make Paphiopedium bellatulum bloom?

    Hello all, First, thank you very much for all your helpful answers, it’s nice to see a so active community. So, if I try to summarize your advice, I should : Give a little rest to my bellatulum during winter (except if a bud is here?), Keep it with lower temps during winter, Keep it in a...
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