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    Warm mat culture

    Thanks, it's nice to see your pictures.
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    Warm mat culture

    Corrado, are you italian?
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    Warm mat culture

    I guess 20*C Is good enough. Thanks
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    Greenhouse heat question

    I have not direct experience with such a problem but I once visited the biggest phalenopsis producer in North Italy (Padova) a place with many overcast winter days. They grew phal so warm days were a must have. They balanced the low light conditions and the need for warmer temp.with HPS lights...
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    Warm mat culture

    Thanks a lot Ray!
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    Paphiopedilum parishii culture advice

    I can only second the correct info given by other members. Small pot, a draining compost, 12/15*C night temp. with higher day temp.(20/22*C).In my pots I used to place polistirene chips for extra drainage. Regarding light requirement I notice that when given same cattleya light the leaves are...
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    Warm mat culture

    Thanks for sharing your experience!
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    Paph. venustum album (Popow)

    Thank you Leslie, you know, sometimes sellers are 'lazy writers' on my tag it's only written ' venustum alba'... I should say more 'in bud' as they are not blooming yet, anyway here they are:
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    Warm mat culture

    Thank you Ray. What temperature did you mantained the surface of the heating mat at? Where did you put the probe? My only concern Is that the bottom part of the pots might dry off too fast.
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    Paph. venustum album (Popow)

    I will certainly do an update in a week, hoping for the best. Regarding the size of the flower I agree with you that pictures may sometimes fake reality but consider that I like to keep my plants under fed, a condition that keeps the plant size smaller thus the flower seems bigger. I've never...
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    Warm mat culture

    Hello all, I decided to give a try to this cultural method to give my warm growing paph a better environment as my night low in the GH Is not exceeding 14/15*C. To keep things on a budget I did use what was already in my hands: - 1 large plastic saucer ( 40' x 20' =1mt.x0,50 mt) -10mt.(=11...
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    Paphiopedilum robinsonianum

    I certainly appreciate the beauty of a perfect flower, but I often love when the shape and the appearance are strange. Plus It has intense and dark colours and fine foliage, so I would let It in my GH with a loud welcome.
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    Paph. venustum album (Popow)

    Only few days since It opened. Will post some more if any change occurs.
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    Paph. venustum album (Popow)

    Being a lover of Paph. venustum I'm glad to share with you some pictures of this nice represention of the album form. It's a honor and pride for me as It comes from Popow, a man who dedicated his life to the plants we all love. So sad he passed away. Paph. venustum has It all! Beatiful snake...
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    Paph Rosetti Goliath

    Anyway I don't see much influence from the insigne, just the leaves appear to be a bit longer and narrow.
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    Paph Rosetti Goliath

    It's a good size.
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    Paph Rosetti Goliath

    Thank you Leslie for clarification.
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    Paph Leeanum

    Thank you Jen! Mine was a nice plants when I bought, at least so It seemed, then 3 months later I noticed It was not growing at all. I unpotted It and discover there were 3 divisions with black roots and abundance of mealy. **** happens sometime.
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    Paph Leeanum

    Thanks Anna!!!
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