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    How to begin

    Yeah, my balcony does get sunlight. Most of it is in almost full shade, but a small part has half shade, in which I've succeeded making some full sun lovers, like Pancratium Maritimum, bloom.
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    How to begin

    Well, I've gone over the Paph species list, and made a (pretty long 😅) list of my favourite paphs, Parvis excluded: P. adductum P. Gigantifolium P. Lowii P. Philippinense P. Platyphyllum P. Praestans P. Supardii P. Charlesworthii P. Druryi P. Exul P. Fairrieanum P. Gratrixianum P. Henryanum P...
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    How to begin

    Thanks you two. The grower whom I buy orchids from will bring many plants in like two weeks, and so I'll only know which options there are when all of the plants arrive. I've read at the Israeli orchid society that Multifloras would require more light- that means they couldn't grow in my balcony...
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    How to begin

    Thanks! I've contacted a grower whom I've bought some orchids from, and humidity would probably not be a very big problem besides times of extreme weather, like during the hottest days of summer in which humidity can drop to 20%. The biggest problem, which can be pretty easily avoided, is...
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    We really do! I really hope such a thing will be developed soon as you don't want to forget some fragrances. For example, when I've been to Vietnam, Michelia alba (magnolia relative) had the best fragrance I've ever smelled. And I can't get it here.
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    How to begin

    Haha, thanks. There seem to be quite little of species there, some are pretty nice but besides micranthum none of them is one of my favourites. I knew all of them but never went deep into how Paphs are divided into groups. I do think we have some hybrids with them and maybe even some of the...
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    How to begin

    What's Parvis?
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    How to begin

    Thanks! I'll search on the web for some more species to share which ones I really like other than these.
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    How to begin

    I'm from Petah Tikva, Israel. It's a city close to Tel Aviv if that tells you anything. Mediterranean climate, warm intermediate conditions.
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    How to begin

    Hey guys! I'm fairly new to growing orchids and I wanna buy a paphiopedilum species and I don't know which one I should get. I can tell rare species are preferred, with some of my favourites being Rothschildianum, Stonei, fairrieanum, sukhakulii and micranthum. I like most of the species though...
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    Haha, really? I've also seen people describe the smell as raw chicken or bacon. And some people have said the fragrance was different between different blooms they had. I really like this species though, and the smell of mine is very interesting.
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    Yeah! It's so weird and intriguing! I've noticed like 5 different smells in one day, it changes so much! During the day it has a very faint fragrance of petunias.
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    Finally! And about the fragrance, when it begins to emit the fragrance as darkness falls, it emits a very unique, amazing perfume of spices, something like clove fragrance. Later on, as it becomes late, the fragrance becomes stronger but is indeed a mix of a floral scent and burnt plastic. Very...
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    Hey guys! I think the middle bud finally seems to begin unfurling further up! Hopefully it blooms in two or three days.
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    Brassavola nodosa buds

    I'd rather wait 🤣
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