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  1. M

    Spike?

    Hi all. New to this site. I have a rothchildianum paph. I’ve had her 6 years around. She is currently doing this. I know it takes a long time to bloom. Generally after starting to spike are we talking into fall to show off all her blooms? She’s been in a south facing window with sun in the...
  2. Kate Boyce-Miles

    Paphiopedilum Toni Semple album (watercolour painting)

    Here is a small watercolour painting I have just completed. It is of my P. Toni Semple album (lowii album x haynaldianum album). It took me much longer than expected because I have been very distracted by trying to find my missing cat (Fabi), who has been lost since 12th Feb. now.
  3. Kate Boyce-Miles

    Watercolour painting - Paphiopedilum multifloral hybrid.

    My latest artwork, a watercolour painted from life of my no id. Paphiopedilum hybrid, which I personally think most resembles Saint Swithin x adductum.
  4. Kate Boyce-Miles

    Paphiopedilum hybrid - could be St Swithin x adductum?

    I have recently acquired a Paphiopedilum in bud/flower labelled as 'glanduliferum' (depicted). However it is not that...The general consensus is that it is an x adductum hybrid, but which one? I personally think it is St Swithin x adductum (Booth St -Adductum) as it looks very similar to this...
  5. Ernieg96

    Cuppy (peloric?) Brachypetalum hybrid

    Paph. Payakka Kodkod (concolor x thaianum) purchased in-bud this past summer (July 2020): Same plant, bloomed again January 2021 while carrying a seedpod: Thoughts? When it was blooming the second time around the petals were so cuppy that they needed a little nudge to allow the flower to...
  6. Ernieg96

    My First Seedpod— is it ready?

    I pollinated this Paph. Payakka Kodkod (concolor x thaianum) with pollen from Paph. Chou-Yi Rookie (rothschildianum x thaianum) back in mid-July. It looks like the seedpod is beginning to change from green to yellow to slight brown. Is it ready to harvest? Do you have any tips for harvesting...
  7. Redtwist

    Paph.Franz (PEOY x gigantifolium)

    Another single bloom first flowering. I'm biased when it comes to gig hybrids, but I love the look of this one. Fingers crossed for 3 or 4 next time.... Chris, UK
  8. Redtwist

    Paph.Crowning Glory (JB x sandy)

    Recent first flowering. Only the one bloom, but a nice sized one, so potential for the future. Purchased from Orchids Limited a couple of years ago at the Brit Paph Society meeting. Chris, UK
  9. Ernieg96

    Paph Collection 8/20

    Just wanted to share my grow space and orchid collection. 🙂
  10. Ernieg96

    Brown, sticky sap on leaves

    What is this? I saw this stuff on three of my paphs and they’re all close to each other, so I suspect whatever it is to be transmissible. Conditions in my grow space: Humidity 60s-70s Temperature 70s F Top watering every 4-5 days, then fertilize 75ppm K-Lite Lights on 16 off 8
  11. 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...
  12. Kate Boyce-Miles

    Paphiopedilum Susan Booth

    Paphiopedilum 'Susan Booth' has just opened today. It is a primary hybrid of rothschildianum x glanduliferum. I acquired this young plant a few weeks ago in low spike, and this is it's first flower. I am really pleased with the bloom. :-)
  13. Ernieg96

    Paph. niveum first bloom progress

    This little one arrived in-bud on 4/30 (I was VERY pleasantly surprised!) and over the past three weeks has progressed as follows: I can’t wait to until she blooms!
  14. O

    New online Slipper breeder store

    Hi, Just letting everyone know that Sam Tsui of Orchidinn just launched a new online store. He has been working on it since last June. In celebration of the new site and help supporting orchid enthusiasts in the time he lists discounts starting at 10% for all orders going up as high as 35%...
  15. O

    Orchid Sale at Orchidinn Ltd. Sam Tsui

    Hi, Just letting everyone know that Sam Tsui of Orchidinn just launched a new online store. He has been working on it since last June. In celebration of the new site and help supporting orchid enthusiasts in the time he lists discounts starting at 10% for all orders going up as high as 35%...
  16. Ernieg96

    White discoloration—physical damage or something else?

    I received this Paph. philippinense in the mail last month. It had very minor shipping damage, nothing to be concerned about. However, I noticed where the leaves got creased, the tissue has become soft and white. Is this something to be worried about?
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum sukhakulii (black petal types)

    Since I’m shopping, I added these sukhs to my shopping bag from Tokyo Orchid nursery. I think they are beauties.
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum venustums from Japan GrandPrix 2020

    As most know on here that I have been on the lookout for cool venustums. So I found several colour forms of these venustums at the Tokyo Dome show which I will be hauling back to add to my collection. It’s amazing the colour variations that exists! There are red petals, orange petals, green...
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var esquilorei

    Presenting a family of 3 brothers from the cross of (esquilorei ‘Taka’ FCC/AOS x esquilorei ‘Alexei’ SM/DOG). Very large and dark. All about NS 14 cm, miltigrowths with 2 old growths plus 2 new growths and flowering growth. Strong growers.
  20. J

    Strange twisted leaves and ridges on Paph. Hung Sheng Bay

    Hi, This plant just arrived in my collection, I am new to paph growing. Can anyone tell me why the leaves look twisted on this plant? I also noticed the top leaves have strange high ridges. What causes this? photo available here:
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