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    Paphiopedilum armeniacum - Here we go again

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    Paph. Chou-Yi Rookie

    My ~5 unbloomed ones from 2020 are still unbloomed.
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    Paph canhii

    KoolLog Thin layer of sphagnum Plant of your choice 40# fishing line or the attachment method of your choice to hold everything in place
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    Paph canhii

    I heard they used a thin layer of sphagnum moss to replicate the rocks they naturally grow on.
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    Paph canhii

    I have heard that some have had luck growing them with Kool-Logs.
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    Apopka event

    Darleen T. is also there. Orange table behind that has Alan Koch and Eric Cavin. Green t-shirt is Dave Sorokowsky.
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    Paphiopedilum wenshanense ‘Amur Leopard’

    Awesome! :D👍
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    Paphiopedilum wenshanense questions

    How bright is your light? All my wenshanense and wenshanense aurea have dark leaves, and I grow them < 1000 foot-candles.
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    Dick Wagner Trying again

    Your DW has great color! All of mine bloomed very pale and boring...
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    Mexipedium xerophyticum in a bonsai pot

    When I water, I use only water. I foliar feed 2-3 times a month in summer, and I use a tiny bit of slow release fertilizer in the pots. Regarding cnycharles comment above, I grow Mexipediums hot, humid, and bright!
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    Mexipedium xerophyticum in a bonsai pot

    I grow them in a bark/peat mix, in 3" pots, and water every 5-7 days. The big plant is in an 8" bulb pan with peat/gray rock mix and gets watered the same.
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    A Trio of Paphs

    Excellent thaianum!! You should get that judged - if that appeals to you, if possible - looks better than several awards I've seen!
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    Paphiopedilum barbatum var. nigritum (h.v. Pygmy race)

    FWIW - When I use those clips, I put the tips of the claws around the flower stem. If you look at the inside/base of the claws some clips have blocks, and others have a very narrow angle, that might pinch closed and cause problems?
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    Phalaenopsis (syn Doritis) pulcherrima var. marmorata

    Springwater has them, the dark magenta purple flowered type..
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    Doritis pulcherrilum ?

    FWIW - in my experience Dor./Phal. pulcherrima grows slightly drier than the typical Phal., and slightly brighter - almost 'Cattleya light'. In-situ photographs largely bear this out. YMMV :D
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    1st International Vanda and Slipper Orchid Symposium

    Krull Smith Orchids is just a few miles away and has all the Cattleyas you could want!
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    Disappointing. Should I be hopeful for the future?

    Did the plant get too dry while attempting to bloom? As mentioned above, the Brachy X multi hybrids are problematic and I agree with blooming it 1-2 times more to see what it does. Too much potential to not try again!
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    Magic Lantern

    MorandiWine - how cold is it at night currently at your location? I've always thought Magic Lanterns would have better color in cooler weather - not May/June in the Southeast. Yours is gorgeous!!
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    Mealy Bugs!

    Overhead spray to runoff into pots. 22oz/100gal
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    Mealy Bugs!

    Lady Bugs and Lacewings disperse rapidly in my experience, never to be seen again. I use Orthene 75WP and/or Talstar.