My first Paphiopedilum helenae

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JLOG

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This little guy is awesome. I think this is its first blooming.
Nice color!! Love the dark red pouch!! You sure it’s not an hybrid, isn’t it?? It’s completly open??
 
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Honestly, this is my first paph that had a bud and then bloomed at home. I am kind of a newbie with paphs.
We’ll you’re doing great but I have to recommend against disturbing a plant that’s in the process of opening. Moving and touching it. Maybe I’m superstitious or extreme but I would avoid it. Can’t wait to see it in a week!
 
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We’ll you’re doing great but I have to recommend against disturbing a plant that’s in the process of opening. Moving and touching it. Maybe I’m superstitious or extreme but I would avoid it. Can’t edit to see it in a week!
Thank you for your advice! 😊
 

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So far the flower isn't really open.....but the visible colouration is nice and intense.
 
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