Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum

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  1. Apr 7, 2015 #1

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    Here is this year's flowering of a plant that I have had since 2008. It now has 19 growths with 17 flowers: its best showing since I have owned it.

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Do you grow it indoors or outside?
     
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    Thank you. I grow indoors.
     
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    Wow! Awesome! So I can look forward to mine looking like that in a few years? :clap:
     
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    I think that yours is a larger growing variety than mine so yours will probably be much larger.
     
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    If this is var parviflorum it's the southern small yellow ladyslipper which on average is much smaller than pubescens

    Very nice, good job! :) where did you get it?
     
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    Thank you. It's from Post Hill.
     
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    Impressive blooming.
     
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    Very nice JP:clap:

    Do you repot each year and/or stick it in the fridge for the winter?
     
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    Ah! I thought I recognized that flower - that is seedling of a plant from central Connecticut called "Perakos Queen", named after our friend, Paul Perakos. Unfortunately the original plant is gone, so it is good to see one of its babies thriving.
     
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    Wow, that is amazing.
     
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    Bravo!!!! Jean
     
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    I repot every 3-4 years but it does go into the fridge every winter.
     
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    Thank you for the information. I had no idea that its parent was "famous".
     
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    What media do you use (the mix from Ron B)? And how do you grow the moss on top?
     
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    Yes, I use Ron's mix (seramis, stalite, and perlite). The moss just grows there without any effort on my part.
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I just started trying to grow Crypripedium this year. I use mostly perlite and some chicken grit and little granite chips, but I am so afraid to over water it. Do you think it is ok to water it every other day if I grow it in pot indoors? Will it be too wet?
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    Very well grown. Congratulations on doing such a fine job of increasing this plant. It's amazing! So, all 3 ingredients of your mix are inorganic? What do you feed it?
     
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    I'm not sure. My mix is totally inorganic so the water retention ability of the mix is not great. I just have no experience with chicken grit. With a totally inorganic mix it's hard to over water by watering every other day.
     
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    Yes, they are. I use a urea-free formula (Michigan State based) at 125-150 ppm mixed in distilled water. I fertilize weekly.
     

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