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  1. Ernieg96

    Multifloral Paphs, chills, buds

    With autumn fast approaching, I wanted to know— do multifloral paphs need a drop in temperature to set their buds? I’ve heard of complex paphs and Parvis needing it but couldn’t find much on multiflorals aside from a brief mention of its effect on getting rothschildianum to bloom. My conditions...
  2. Ernieg96

    First Flasks

    With quarantine in full swing, I’ve decided to really lean into the hobby and buy my first flasks. I took advantage of Sam’s Fourth of July sale and purchased five flasks— thaianum, niveum, leuchochilum, philippinense, and rothschildianum. Here they are on 7/8, freshly potted in a mix of...
  3. Ernieg96

    What is this brown blotching?

    Found on a brachy x multi hybrid two days ago. Immediately moved away from the rest of my plants. What is it? I sprayed it down with Physan 20 and hoping it doesn’t progress. I’m also considering spraying everything else down with the stuff as a precaution but wanted to get some opinions here...
  4. Ernieg96

    Signs of successful Paph pollination

    What are signs to look out for successful pollination? I’ve read of flowers falling off and leaving behind the ovary; I’ve also heard of checking to see if the pollinia is “stuck” indicating that the pollen tubes have grown into the pod parent. Are these things true, and if so what is the time...
  5. Ernieg96

    Spider on indoor Paphs

    The Seek app identified this spider as Metacyrba taeniola. Found this little guy in my collection. Seems to have made a couple threads of web, and he’s just hanging out on the leaf. Are spiders useful as biological control over pests? I don’t mind him being here unless it would harm the plant.
  6. Ernieg96

    LED light recommendations for tall plants

    What LED light would you use for large slipper orchids to accommodate their large leaves or tall spikes? I’m growing my multiflorals and phrags very close to the lights at the moment, but I can see a situation in the future in which they’re too tall for their own good, not even counting their...
  7. Paphluvr

    Finally, Paph. Jade Dragon after several failed attempts

    I finally was successful in re-blooming my Paph. Jade Dragon. I received it in bud several years ago but the bud got damaged in shipment so the flower opened with some damage to the dorsal. Two seasons ago the sheath barely emerged from the fan before it blasted. Last year the spike got about...
  8. Paphluvr

    Paph. spicerianum : nothing exceptional except...

    This is the second time in the past couple of years that this plant has thrown a bi-floral peduncle. The photos are from two different divisions of the same mother plant.
  9. Paphluvr

    A couple of December bloomers posted a month late

    A couple of Dec. bloomers posted a month late. Paph. venustum 'album' Paph. wardii URL=http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Paphluvr/media/Paphs/image_zpsbq9twhxf.jpeg.html][/URL]
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