paphiopedilum volonteanum

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    Paphiopedilum volonteanum

    I want to but nope, I can’t wait anymore after over 4 months of spiking, Paphiopedilum volonteanum has opened. I know I “should have” staked it and now I have. But I enjoyed every day of anticipating the colors and they do not disappoint. Guessing the dorsal will lift some in the coming days...
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    Surprise spike on Paphiopedilum volonteanum

    Got this as a birthday present last year, a two-“seedling” compot from Sam at Orchid Inn. I simply could not resist this spectacular foliage even though I’ve heard it’s a difficult species. No idea what I’ve done, maybe this spike was built into the plant already but I’m delightfully shocked. I...