paphiopedilum purpuratum

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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum x sib (‘Full Wings’ x var. album ‘Albino Beauty’ CBR/AOS) selfed today!

    Today was day 3 from opening of this first-bloom seedling from Sam and my first-ever orchid pollination! Here’s hoping for success. Anybody want to give me tips on maturing the pod? Sam will be flasking but he grows in a phenomenally state-of-the-art facility, whereas I am but an...
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    Paphiopedilum purpuratum surprise!

    Paphiopedilum purpuratum is my favorite orchid of all. The story of its extirpation/extinction in the wild was the first time my heart ached for a slipper (my Dad was one of those who used it as a fish tank decoration in the 50s and 60s). I have three specimens, this is my newest, acquired from...