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    My first Kovachii hybrid in bloom

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    Pink lady in my yard

    She finally bloomed for me :)
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    Pink lady in my yard

    She finally bloomed for me :)
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    Phragmipedium Peruflora’s Spirit x kovachii

    I have one coming in, very excited, should be easier growing but still 75% Kivachii. But I can't find any photos of it. Has anyone see this hybrid?
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    Big & heavy Paph Franz Glanz broke its own neck

    This is a super slow bloomer, Waited 3 month for the bloom to open & it lasted only one day :( The big flower measures almost 5" wide with a huge bowl, the weight caused it to break its own neck this morning. The flower feels pretty heavy in my hand actually. Anyone seen this happen to big...
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    What to expect if I cross these two orchids?

    I've been trying to collect larger flowed novelty Phals, there are not to many. The bigger one usually not as intense in color & often not fragrant. I have these two both have larger flower almost 3", both waxy & flat, intense patterned color. One is fragrant but a bit too strong for me...
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    Phal. Grosbeak 'Geisha'

    This is the moment that I wish for a better camera equipment, my IPhone can't capture the exotic color combination and complexity of this flower. Lips & petals are purple, lower pair of petals are redish, Septal cream yellow with purple splash, center nose area looks like a Bald Eagle. It's the...
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    Cheap TDS meter correlation?

    My phal skill is OK, but my Paph & phrag skills need improvement! I got a cheap TDS meter, something is better than nothing right? My tab water - 31 ppm My 1/8 strength k-lite -95 ppm It seems too low? Assume calibration is off & I can't recal. The cheap meter. If I correct it by adding...
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    Paph delenatii vini micro

    Smaller than Helenae Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Henryanum 'purple crown'

    I like collecting Henryanum for it's small size and intense color, this one is unusual as the dorsal is also pink purple just like the pouch, ic not seen pouch color bleed out like this. it also has the green dot that sticks out way more than others: Is it pure species? Or could it be a...
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    Real liemianum?

    Hi, can you tell from the photos if it's a real Paph liemianum species or a look a like cross made by hybridizing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    iPhone close-up

    Not easy as my iPhone can't keep focus in this guy for some reason. Probably took 50+ photos to get this one in focus. Can you see the hairs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fragrant Phal with large flower

    Are there more fragrant Phals with large flowers, at least 3" size? The only one I have is orchid world which has a 3" flower fragrant but can't find anything else Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fake Bellinas

    Apparently, there are many ways to make fake Bellinas. I saw one at a show that looks like bellina but smells bad. I wonder how many ways are out there? Post your fake Bellinas? I have one that everyone believes it's a bellina, but it's not. It's actually Violacea Alba x Bellina Mondo...
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    Octopus Orchid Advices

    Super cute, but I have no idea how to culture this, looks so different from my norm ppp (phrag, Paph, Phal) big three types. Looks kind of fragile, is this an easy one? Would my east window do it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Can the bud blast be saved ?

    My 1st Kovachii hybrid, Kovachii x Besse. Arrived in poor shape with mold all over the medium which I took care of with Physan 20. But that's not the worst part, the bud sheath was turning brown and expanded rapidly daily. I was forced to cut open the sheath & tossed the brown side of the...
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    Yellow lady slipper colony establishing

    Last year: This year: Next Year??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Orchid photobomb thread

    Let's have some fun, make some orchid photobombs & post up. I'll start: Phal. NOID 'Hello Kitty' photobombed by Den. Enob purple splash. Fragrant Zygo photobombed by fragrant Phal Violacea Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A pair of red lady slippers in office window

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Paph Knob Mochizuki

    Not very common, sound like made in Japan. It's a cross between paph memoria Larry heuer x paph emersonii. Since Larry Heuer is paph malipoense x emersonii, this cross is 75% emersonii. I was hoping an Emmersonii looking yellow pouch, but no, it looks more like Larry Heuer instead, a bit...
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