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wallyworld

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Hi everyone!!!

I am new to paphs but my wife loves them so much. During a Christmas party for the orchid society, I was given my first successful paph. I was given a Paph Lyro-Blackhawk and I took it home. My wife joked that I was a paph killer since I had successful killed every other paph I had gotten. I watered and fertilized it and before I knew I had a bloom spike. The plant that I had gotten was just in a 3" pot and by Feb meeting, I had my first bloom. I took it back to the society meeting and they couldn't believe how it bloomed. My first success.....so I am ready now to try others but since I live in Central Florida, I need some advice. What varieties would you all suggest for a newby try?

Thanks everyone,

Wally
 

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You should get hold of a Paph victoria-regina, Paph primulimun. They are good growers and flowers for a long time sequentially one at a time. You should get a Paph callosum or Paph wardii.

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Welcome to the forum!
You should go a talk with Mary and Paul Phillips at Ratcliffe Orchids while they are still in central Florida. I am certain they can give you all kinds of good advise, and they have great plants for sale here before they have to move back to England.
 

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Welcome to the forum!!
Slipperfan's advice is excellent - Paul and Mary would definitely be able to hook you up. They have some very nice sequential bloomers such as Paphman recommended. I had a lovely primulinum and moquettianum from them for a while.

Personally, I would say though, just buy what you like - I just jumped in with both feet and never looked back. :)
 

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Heather said:
Personally, I would say though, just buy what you like - I just jumped in with both feet and never looked back. :)
Welcome Wally. :)

Ditto on Heather. If you like it definately get what you like. If you don't want to wait and if you can afford it (mature multi-growths ones can get fairly pricey), get it as big as possible. There's alot of great vendors to choose from in the vendor section.

Enjoy your hunt.
 
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wallyworld

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Thanks...I do really love them so far. I was at Ratcliffe's when the trustee meeting in Orlando and I was amazed. Didn't know that they were moving back to England. :( I am going to have to get in contact with them :)

Wally
 
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Welcome, Wally!

Enjoy the forum and share your orchid photos as well!
 
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