A pair of Paph randsii

Discussion in 'Paphiopedilum' started by AndyT, May 5, 2019.

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

  1. May 5, 2019 #1

    AndyT

    AndyT

    AndyT

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Southern California
    Hi all,

    My second real post! I feel so accomplished now. Here are two Paph randsii in first bloom. Both from Sam Tsui's "New World' x 'California Dream' sib cross. Not the 10 flowers of the best from that cross but a good start at 6 flowers each. At about 8 weeks open, these are well past peak bloom as I've been sort of busy and couldn't get to the pix until now. Expecting the flowers to drop within the next week. I like randsii a lot but like another ST'er mentioned, the odor (fragrance=good, odor=not so good) is a bit reminiscent of cat pee. I grow in a small space and with two of these going at the same time, I definitely noticed something smelling a bit off-putting whenever I went in. You'll need to have a real appreciation for randsii whenever you stand right on top of them at peak bloom. Definitely not something you want to bring into the dining room to appreciate.

    Andy

    Aspiring to be more than a Paph Hack

    D52_2240-xrST.jpg

    D52_2246-xrST.jpg

    D52_2248-xrST.jpg

    D52_2249-xrST.jpg
     
    spujr, orchid527, Tony and 2 others like this.
  2. May 5, 2019 #2

    Wendy

    Wendy

    Wendy

    Just me!

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    4,013
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Love randsii! Well done on both! And welcome to the forum. (From Ontario,Canada)
     
  3. May 5, 2019 #3

    SlipperKing

    SlipperKing

    SlipperKing

    Madd Virologist

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    Pearland TX
    Both of excellent color and shape
     
  4. May 6, 2019 #4

    Justin

    Justin

    Justin

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    5,838
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Columbus Ohio
    Extremely impressive.
     
  5. May 6, 2019 #5

    Ozpaph

    Ozpaph

    Ozpaph

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    14,738
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    You are doing SERIOUSLY well.
    Awesome. Im envious.
     
  6. May 6, 2019 #6

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,105
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    Excellent blooming!!
     
  7. May 6, 2019 #7

    gego

    gego

    gego

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,928
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    NorCal
    Very well done. Im struggling with randsii,,,what is your culture,,, please share. Water, medium and fert.
    Congrats, both are pretty good
     
  8. May 6, 2019 #8

    Greenpaph

    Greenpaph

    Greenpaph

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,236
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Excellent job! How long have you been growing them?
     
  9. May 6, 2019 #9

    P.K.Hansen

    P.K.Hansen

    P.K.Hansen

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Southern Denmark
    Very nice plants
     
  10. May 6, 2019 #10

    musa

    musa

    musa

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Austria
    Hello Andy,
    well done! These are wonderful flowers.
    I didn't know the odour is that bad, but the sight of it is recompensation enough!
    Unfortunateley I ruined my first one by adding some limestone to the pottingmedium; ignorance can be leathal!
    I have a new one since last year it has now a leafspan of 12cm, so it'll be some time before I can show some flowers...
    Michael
     
  11. May 6, 2019 #11

    TyroneGenade

    TyroneGenade

    TyroneGenade

    mad scientist

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    That is really nice. The symmetry of the petals is quite impressive. I remember when I first saw photos of these, how the petals were all curling in different ways. Line breeding seems to be doing a good job at getting uniform petals.

    I am green with envy for your growing success!
     
  12. May 6, 2019 #12

    Guldal

    Guldal

    Guldal

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Congrats on your succes! I, too, am filled with that "...green-eyed monster which doth mock/the meat it feeds on"!

    Such a beautiful species...and your flowers seem to be of a very good quality, indeed!

    Kind regards, Jens
     
  13. May 6, 2019 #13

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,105
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    What is a paph hack?
     
  14. May 6, 2019 #14

    Ozpaph

    Ozpaph

    Ozpaph

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    14,738
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    I think a 'hack' is a broken/tired horse.
     
  15. May 7, 2019 #15

    troy

    troy

    troy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    6,105
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    no hatred!!
    Funny description lol.. broken-tired, I prefer out of shape individual flower qualities as opposed to flat and round especially on brachys, and some multi florals that a sos judge would consider, I would not, as far as flower shape or conventional quality etc.. is objectionable.. broken-tired to me is a good "hack" description
     
  16. May 7, 2019 #16

    pluckerup

    pluckerup

    pluckerup

    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Townsville, Qld Australia
    They look terrific. There is not enough randsii around and it can be difficult well done.
     
  17. May 8, 2019 #17

    NYEric

    NYEric

    NYEric

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    47,323
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    New York City Apartment
    Very nice, thanks for sharing. How long are the leaves? They look wide, as opposed to long!
     
  18. May 9, 2019 #18

    emydura

    emydura

    emydura

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    6,721
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    Just fantastic. Kudos to you for growing so well this challenging species.
     
  19. May 9, 2019 #19

    blondie

    blondie

    blondie

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,247
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Tamworth UK
    Stunning congratulations the plants look very healthy
     
  20. May 12, 2019 #20

    GuRu

    GuRu

    GuRu

    experienced greenhorn

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Germany
    Holy cow, both are very impressive and.....with that sight, who cares about the odor. At least not me.
     

Share This Page



arrow_white