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  1. DirGo

    Paph dianthum fma album

    Another albino family member that bloomed a few months ago. Hope you like it. DIanthum with some "delusions of grandeur" thinking it could be a TRIanthum if it made three flowers :) Sadly the first flower already started to fade when the last one opened.
  2. DirGo

    Paph druryi

    In my "new member Introduction" BrucherT asked me about my druryi's, so here we go... To be honest, they are a challenge, some years they will accept any bug, pest or desease around as if they were magnetic. They loose vigor and need time to recover. Then suddenly they grow like crazy and...
  3. DirGo

    Hello from DirGo in Belgium

    I have been reading this forum for many years and finally took the step last October to start posting. I live in Belgium and been growing orchids for more than 40 years. I grew in a greenhouse but after moving house in 2006 I had to go back to indoor growing. My collection has room for ±120...
  4. DirGo

    Paph philippinense var leavigatum fma album

    Time to share another family picture. First time blooming of my plant (flowered beginning of this year) I wished I had also taken a picture when it was fully open.
  5. DirGo

    Paph barbigerum fma aureum

    Another family member in flower today.
  6. DirGo

    Paph venustum fma measuresianum

    I would like to share another family picture. One flower open another one in the making... Very similar to my lawrenceanum fma hyeanum picture I also see the slight reddish hue at the end of the petals when I take the picture in my dark walled area with cool white ring LED; but when I take a...
  7. DirGo

    Paph helenae fma aureum

    I would like to share another family picture. Second time blooming of the plant
  8. DirGo

    Paph bellatulum fma album

    My absolute most favorite albino !!! First flowering of two young plants earlier this year I had purchased way in 2019. To be honest getting new fans mature and healthy is still a bit of a challenge.... new fans are growing but I don't like the brown area that develops on older leaves ...
  9. DirGo

    Paph chamberlainianum

    Flowering ended mid of april... then the painful waiting started for a new fan, seems that never will come. Almost got desparate as I saw the flowered fan degrading and six months had passed, but since last week I can relax a bit.
  10. DirGo

    Paph lawrenceanum fma hyeanum

    With so many intermixed and wrong labeled 'maudiae' hybrids and so many lawrencianum variants in culture you can never be sure. I would have liked to see a bit more developed lip and maybe a more horseshoe staminode shape, a bit brighter green coloring to better match the old Desbois'...
  11. DirGo

    Paph wardii fma alboviride

    another (a bit older) family picture - in fact the plant is working on a new flower but taking it's time... will add to this post for comparing when open
  12. DirGo

    Paph appletonianum fma immaculatum (*)

    (*) bought as this albino form but on flowering sadly it got "botanically disqualified" for having small anthocyanin (red) dots - I still love it very much and for sure it deserves a place in my collection!
  13. DirGo

    Paph haynaldianum fma album

    This great site and all your nice comments on my previous posts are so inviting to share more! My Paph addiction resulted in 10 yrs 'simple windowsill' then 15 yrs 'greenhouse' and finally 15 yrs 'in house LED light' growing area. With limited space I focus mainly on albino slipper species. As...
  14. DirGo

    Paph hennisianum fma christiansenii

    Thank you all for the warm welcome on slippertalk and for all nice comments to my first posts. Hope you don't mind for sharing another albino species that has flowered a few weeks ago.
  15. DirGo

    Paph fowliei fma christianae

    Sharing another albino species in my collection that first flowered last september. I like the fact that absence of colors makes you appreciate the finer details (veins, cilia, warts, shapes) so much more. I always cut the first flower after it got it's final shapes and curves so the plant can...
  16. DirGo

    Paph tonsum fma alboviride

    Second flowering after a bit of struggling with spiderrmites last year. (hard to keep humity in house high enough during summer period.) It is not my favorite albino species, but I still like it's delicate colors.
  17. DirGo

    Paph purpuratum fma album

    Plant was bought as a seedling, first flowering, all my plants are grown indoor under LED lights.
  18. DirGo

    Paph charlesworthii fma sandowiae

    My first posting, hope it all works out fine... Plant was bought as a seedling, second year it is flowering now, all my plants are grown indoor under LED lights.