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DukeBoxer

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Here are some pics of my Magic Lantern. I think it is fully open, but it might flatten out a little more, it just opened. I have always wanted this plant and actually won it unexpectedly on ebay last year. It is from Tahnh Nguyen. The color is pretty close.

Flower close up
Paph_Magic_Lantern1.jpg


whole plant with another spike on the way...I don't know if this is a division, a first bloom seedling, or maybe 2 seedlings stuck together...that would be cool, two different flowers...I'll post the other flower when it opens, I'd say another 2 weeks.
Paph_Magic_Lantern2.jpg
 

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Beautiful one there! It looks huge
The pouch is so perfect:) and if it doesn't flatten out I still love it because the curves give it character.

It's magic lantern season, I've mentioned mine is in sheath/low bud....maybe next month
 

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The flower has flattened out a little more, the dorsal is a little flatter and the petals are not as curved in. Maybe in about a week I will post another picture so that it can finish opening. I will also get its measurements, I think it is a pretty big flower.

-Josh
 

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Here is the flower a few days later. It flattened out a little and looks a little darker around the edges. Enjoy!

MagicLantern3.jpg


Close up
MagicLantern4.jpg
 
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Wolfdog, did you see a different pic...I copied the right ones I thought but the one of a bonsai came up. Wierd...
 

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Here are new pictures with the other flower open

This is the new flower...
ML21.jpg


Here are both together...
ML22.jpg


Here is the whole plant
ML23.jpg
 

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yeah, for some reason I couldn't copy from the link photobucket, even though it said it was copying, so I was just pasting the bonsai all over the place...oh well
 

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For all of those who talk about fragrance and paphs, I have found that after about a week or so open, the flower has a very soft rosa rugosa fragrance. Anyone else have fragrant ML's?
 

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Those are very very pretty. I have one about to open and 2 in low sheath. I hope they turn out as nice as yours. BTW, what is it potted in? Is it in SH?
 

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Yeah, I have all of my slippers in s/h, they all seem to like it.
 

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