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Kalyke

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Hi, I joined a few months ago, but really did not post (maybe once or twice, can't remember.) I have been taking care of orchids for about 3 years, and have gone through the usual "phases" of "rescue orchids" and so on. I am still not great at several kinds of orchids. I am also in a very dry area, that gets very hot as well.

So, I just became interested in slippers. I got a bulldog last year which is putting out a first sheath now. The sheath is not very advanced so I wonder if this will be a "dud." It is 4 hands, one very small, and is producing 2 more hands (nubbins stage) so I must be taking care of it well enough. That is:
Paph. [Mildred Hunter X Paph. Adam Hausermann] x
Paph. Winston Churchill ‘Indomitable’ AM/AOS

I recently got:
Paph. Berenice (lowii ‘Hsinying’ X philippense), which has also got a sheath starting out.
Phrag. Nicholle Tower (longifolium ‘Black as Night’ X d’alessandroi) has two very advanced "puffy" spikes.
And right now, I am waiting on the delivery of:
Paph. delenatii var. dunkel: Nicely in spike, and Phrag. Olaf Gruss [besseae flavum 'Sulphur'] x pearcei also in spike.


So with 5, I figure that it is a collection now.

I like the phrags especially, and want to get some of the green type, but would like some recomendations. I do not want super-long leaves. I also want to get some more mottled leave types of paphs.

Well, if anything, that is more information than I gave the last time. I am also in another orchid forum and recognise some of the names on this forum. I am using a different name than the one I have there.

Hope to say hi to you here!
Katy
 

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I also have a longifolium "back as night" x d'alessandroi" , it is nice but I think you should look for phrag Rouge Bouillon, particular the cross by Quintal Farm No 1484 the date is 11/14.
I bought 2 plants , they both bloom very large, very red and very flat . the width of the petals (not the length) are slightly less than Jason Fischer but they both bloom bigger than some average Jason Fischer that I got recently (I notice some of the Jason Fischer actually have the dorsal concave and bent toward the front view) . Also the growths stay close to each others not climbing out of pots like Jason Fischer .
They are still offered by some sellers , on the ebay look at the tip of white tag, sometimes the sellers' photo shows this cross' number
 

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Welcome from nor. Cal. Some advice, keep humidity up or water every few days with good water at least 1/2 ro to whatever else you use well or tap, water quality is very very important
 

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Phrags require more water than paphs, and a little more light. I kind of ran myself over on this posting lol.. sorry about that!!!
 
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Kalyke

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Thanks everyone! hi Hien, I saw a picture of Rouge Bouillon just recently. I liked its looks. Getting the right one may take someone more obsessive than I am though. We'll see. And Troy, yes, I do know about Phrags and the wet roots. I started that the minute I got her. I do have more questions about limestone and so on. Right now it is water and some fertilizer. Thanks everyone for responding!
 

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Welcome! I had one or two phrag hybrids from an old vendor but didn't really get into them more until recently with the smaller hybrids. Used to be more a species grower but now it's what looks great and isn't huge (cause I don't buy so much anymore)


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Kalyke

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Hi all again and Thanks for the responses. I totally think I will stay in Paph and phrag land a while. I really have had great responses from the plants. I have gotten good at other plants as well! My Nicolle Tower buds are really getting puffy. I have put it in a good environment.
 
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