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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ernieg96

    Paph Collection 8/20

    Just wanted to share my grow space and orchid collection. 🙂
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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. :-)
  8. 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!
  9. 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%...
  10. 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%...
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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:
  16. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum forma alboviride

    I acquired this plant from Orchid Inn a couple years ago in bloom. It is the brother to the FCC that Sam got at the Chicago Orchid show. This is the best blooming so far with the petals well held with a NS of almost 13 cm and wide petals (2.6 x 7 cm), big dorsal (4 x 4 cm), and a cool apple...
  17. Redtwist

    Paph.parishii ('Jeanie' x 'Andy')

    Chuffed to win Best Paph Species at the British Paph Society (BPS) annual meeting with this first flowering parishii. Bought as a single growth seedling 3years ago from Sam Tsui. Dorsals have twisted more than I would have hoped but pleased with 6 flowers. Chris UK
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum tonsum fm alboviride ‘LimeLight’ HCC/AOS

    After it got its award at spring of this year in April, it grew fast after repotting to flower again. Flowers are a little bigger in some areas; like the petal widths now are 2.2 cm vs 1.8 cm. Presently dorsal sepal looks straight but may reflex at base in a few days. it’s one of my favourite...
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Paphiopedilum spicerianum ‘Hercules’

    So here is the spicerianum that refused to bloom for over 2 seasons that I stuck in the cold section. It immediately sent up a spike and unveiled the bloom within a month. It’s very stout and round, almost looking huskier than most and with a wide flat dorsal sepal. Those qualities remind me of...
  20. 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...