Insigne sanderae and SuperPaph (Cuba)

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DrLeslieEe

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While I was visiting Cuba I made a special trip to visit an ST member SuperPaph (aka Alex). Alex went out of his way to pick me up from Havana hotel and brought me to his cute little town and showed me his Paph collection.

Here is his insigne sanderae with him:

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Another charlesworthii hybrid:

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And his collection:

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Saw some lueddemanianas in the garden growing in full sun:

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Such a great visit! Thanks Alex for showing me your orchids!
 
Lovely Paphs, lovely Catts and a nice guy ..... altogether a great visit, Leslie. 👍
What I'm wondering is, after visiting Cuba several times, that P. insige sanderae grows and flowers in the most of the time hot Cuban climat?
 
Lovely Paphs, lovely Catts and a nice guy ..... altogether a great visit, Leslie. 👍
What I'm wondering is, after visiting Cuba several times, that P. insige sanderae grows and flowers in the most of the time hot Cuban climat?
Actually while here in their Cuban winter, the night temperatures can get to 16C, maybe even lower. So insignes can bloom. Maybe his cool growing species too.
 
Actually while here in their Cuban winter, the night temperatures can get to 16C, maybe even lower. So insignes can bloom. Maybe his cool growing species too.
At the moment there's a exceptional cold spell in Cuba... but usually even in winter the temperatures don't drop that down. I was there almost 4 weeks in November until early December and there wasn't one day of cold even the night temperatures didn't drop below 18 or 19 °C.
 
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At the moment there's an exceptional cold spell in Cuba... but usually even in winter the temperatures don't drop that down. I was there almost 4 weeks in November until early December and there wasnt one day of cold even the night temperatures didn't drop below 18 or 19 °C.
Yes it seems some nights maybe get cold with cold fronts here and there. I’m not aware of this but plants are lol.
 
While I was visiting Cuba I made a special trip to visit an ST member SuperPaph (aka Alex). Alex went out of his way to pick me up from Havana hotel and brought me to his cute little town and showed me his Paph collection.

Here is his insigne sanderae with him:

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Another charlesworthii hybrid:

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And his collection:

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Saw some lueddemanianas in the garden growing in full sun:

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Such a great visit! Thanks Alex for showing me your orchids!
Dear friend Leslie
it has been a very important experience for me to share this time with you. Im grateful to you a lot by accepting to visit the old town for knowing me and my small collection. Thank you very much!!.
 
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Lovely Paphs, lovely Catts and a nice guy ..... altogether a great visit, Leslie. 👍
What I'm wondering is, after visiting Cuba several times, that P. insige sanderae grows and flowers in the most of the time hot Cuban climat?
Thank you very much for your criteria!!
Well, Cuba weather its always warm, but december, january and february are the cooler. Since 20 years more or less, in Cuba winter has been warm, but this year it has been like 20 years before. Mustly, january is the cooler, with almost 6 C in midnight. The more interesting is that P. insigne sanderae blooms for me every year, since 1998, with warm or cool weather.
It looks sanderae likes other climate factors, maybe height, radiation, etc.
 
While I was visiting Cuba I made a special trip to visit an ST member SuperPaph (aka Alex). Alex went out of his way to pick me up from Havana hotel and brought me to his cute little town and showed me his Paph collection.

Here is his insigne sanderae with him:

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Another charlesworthii hybrid:

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And his collection:

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Saw some lueddemanianas in the garden growing in full sun:

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Such a great visit! Thanks Alex for showing me your orchids!
Green with envy! On getting to meet another ST member around the world, in the flesh, and on getting to see such gorgeous plants growing in open air. ❤️
 
Beautiful plants, beautiful island, and nice people!!! We were fortunate to visit the island country legally as U.S. citizens back in 2016....very fine memories!
 
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