Quantcast

Hello hello

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

S

SAlm

Guest
Heya everybody, just thought i'd introduce myself. My name is Stephen - and i've just recently caught the orchid craze. I am an extreme novice when it comes to cultivating orchids, i actually just started growing my first orchids about a week ago when i went to the Santa Barbara Orchid show. I initially bought a single paph. philippinense on a whim (probably should have picked an easier plant as my first) not thinking i would become so enthralled so quickly. I've only got one other paph at this moment which is a P. Yerba Buena 'White Caps' HCC/AOS x. P. Via Ojai 'Pink Frost' and ever since i got those little guys back to my house i have been obsessed so i've been scouring the web for any and all information that could help me make the plants as happy as they can be, which is how i found this site. Anyways, i would also like to give a big Thank you! to all the people on the boards, you guys have already helped me out so much and i look forward to talking with all of you and learning all i can about these beauties.
 

Per

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2007
Messages
103
Reaction score
0
Location
Arlington, VA
Welcome! This is a great hobby; it can take over your life and living space. Let it.:p

~P
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,483
Reaction score
16
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
Hey there! Welcome!
philippinense isn't so tough. They like a good amount of light though. Let us know if you have any specific quesions, okay?

I have five or oh, now six (!) phil varieties and they always sort of surprise me but many of them bloom very reliably every year.

When I first started I was told I had inadequate light. I had really great light then too. So, I've always been paranoid about light but you know? The plant that probably had the least light for over the last year (I've moved several times and lost my great Southern light) probably the most light neglected plant, is in spike with 4 buds. Yeah, it isn't the 5 buds it had a year ago, but the fact that I am going to get 4 I am thrilled with.

This is all a long way of me saying - if your conditions aren't perfect, tweak them. But your plants should still reward you even if it takes you a little while to figure out what they really like.
 

SlipperFan

Addicted
Joined
Jun 10, 2006
Messages
43,287
Reaction score
14
Location
Michigan, USA
Welcome!

I agree with Heather -- philippinense isn't the most difficult Paph, and it sure is pretty!
 
M

MoreWater

Guest
welcome!

I could tell you what happened to me during my first Orchid Year, but that might scare you. (Actually the second OY was logarithmically worse...)
 
Y

Yune-Lai

Guest
Hi, I am Yune-Lai from Malaysia, I just join in and wants to know more about the slipper orchids, thks.rgds.
 
D

DavidH

Guest
Welcome, Stephen! It's an addictive, but fun and rewarding hobby!
 
Y

Yune-Lai

Guest
Thanks Ron-NY for making me feel at home. I will suft the forum from time to time for useful tips from your guys, Thks.
 
Y

Yune-Lai

Guest
Thanks SlipperFan, you too. Any area I can input please let me know, but I am on the move, doing sales, so reply may be a little belated at times, rgds.
 

Latest posts

Top