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  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:50 PM #1

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    Hey y'all, names Kat!
    Located in SW Ontario, Canada.
    Have been a long time orchid lover but more of a slipper admirer. However recently adding more to my collection and want to give them the best chance. Was reccomended by another member so here I am. Can't wait to see everyones plants and read the advice. received_2196862767060868.jpeg
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:05 AM #2

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    Hi Kat! Welcome!

    How many orchids/Paphs do you have?
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:05 AM #3

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    Welcome kestrel to ST. We have lots of Canadians
    here with whom you can share information on
    the growing conditions in your area.
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:11 AM #4

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    Hello, your paph is a helenae? It is teacup size, very cute. There are quite a few members here from canada, I hope the best for you!!
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:23 PM #5

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    Welcome from NYC.
     
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    Thank you all for the welcome!
    @spujr I currently have four common phals, one of the "mini" phals and two slipper orchids. (Will attach pictures) I also have many other plants. :)

    @troy I'm not entirely sure as it was simply labelled "venus slipper" its not very small though. (Will attach another picture, mayne you can tell)

    Thank you @abax thats good to know and hello NY, @NYEric not too far either!
     
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  7. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM #7

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  8. Apr 17, 2019 at 2:46 AM #8

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    It's a complex paph, oops!! Very yellow, possibly it was crossed with helenae, never know with those
     
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  9. Apr 17, 2019 at 3:24 AM #9

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    Exactly the response ive recieved haha. Yes very yellow indeed! Well she was, as the flower has finished. Speaking of, I've also been given contradicting tips on what I should do with the wilted stock. To cut or not to cut? That is the question.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2019 at 3:27 AM #10

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    Also the first of my recent pictures is a insigne that I have JUST recieved.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:16 AM #11

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    I'm a Phrag. person and I always cut the spent
    spike off once the plant has bloomed and
    faded.
     
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  12. Apr 17, 2019 at 8:27 AM #12

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    Hello Kat,
    wellcome to ST!
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM #13

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  14. Apr 18, 2019 at 4:10 AM #14

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    Yes, I usually cut too, of course depends on the species. In yours, I would cut if it seems like the flowers stop at one. My first paph was very similar to the one you pictured. Got me on the wagon I'm on now. Cheers!
     

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