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  1. JPMC

    My Cyps

    Nicely grown! I love seeing them in a garden setting.
  2. JPMC

    Cypripedium lichiangense

    Not sure that it's rot although I have treated it as such. This year, the climate here has been drier than usual for a few weeks and many of my plants show desiccated leaves that I am attributing to low humidity.
  3. JPMC

    Cypripedium lichiangense

    I saved it but no one wanted it. I then threw it out.
  4. JPMC

    Cyps in NYC

    Exciting!
  5. JPMC

    Cypripedium lichiangense

    I had a request to post an image of this plant despite its lack of bloom. I have had it for about 5 years. The first 2 years it was only a only single growth plant without a bloom. In 2016, it had a single growth and a bloom (posted on this site). Last year and this year it produced two...
  6. JPMC

    Paphiopedilum randsii

    Using RO it's total ppm. That, I assume, is all due to the fertilizer.
  7. JPMC

    Paphiopedilum randsii

    I use Michigan State-type fertilizer at 125-150 ppm weekly. The Cyp. lichiangense is growing well with 2 growths. They are about 1.5 inches tall now, but I can't yet see if either growth will bloom.
  8. JPMC

    Paphiopedilum randsii

    The plant 1 was bought as a seedling that was 2 inches across. It took about 5 years to bloom.
  9. JPMC

    Paphiopedilum randsii

    Thanks. They are not fragrant. They've bloomed before, this is the 2018 showing.
  10. JPMC

    Paphiopedilum randsii

    This year's effort from my two randsiis. The plant labeled 1 I have had for 25 years while the one labeled 2 I have only had for about 10 years. Plant 1: [/URL][/IMG][/URL][/IMG] Plant 2: [/URL][/IMG] Flower 2: [/URL][/IMG]
  11. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    During active growth I keep the windows open and the room gets typical mid-west humidity. The day temps are about 80F and the evenings about 60F; slightly cooler in the spring and autumn.
  12. JPMC

    Cypripedium segawai

    Yes, a pinch of pellet garden lime each spring.
  13. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    No, they stay in their pots.
  14. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    I do not water it while it is in the fridge. I water before I place it in a ziplock bag and they seem not to need any additional water.
  15. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    Yes, I would agree. The spectrum is not the same as natural day light so it's hard to give a numerical value to it. It is not comfortable to look at directly which leads me to call it intense.
  16. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    Sure (assuming that it's not against the forum rules). I use Advanced LED Diamond series although I have not compared them to other manufacturers; I'm sure that others would work as well. I use 2 of their 100w units to cover a 2x4 foot space. They're on for 12 hours per day, but there is a...
  17. JPMC

    Cypripedium debile

    What a great example of delicate beauty. I hope it becomes a long-term success. I would eventually like t try one too.
  18. JPMC

    Cypripedium segawai

    Thank you for asking. It is doing well. Last year it did not flower but formed two growths. I didn't know that it was a "clumper". This year it has just broken above the surface and both growths are present. Stay tuned for images...
  19. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    I'm sorry about that. I have tried to get the images to be seen on the website. I will ask the web support about it.
  20. JPMC

    Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum comeback 2018

    In the 10 years I've had it, I repotted it once from a 4 inch pot to a 6 inch pot.
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