Paph. druryi

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  1. May 16, 2019 #1

    Guldal

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    I got this plant from Hans Christiansen as a division a couple of years ago (then 1 growth in flower + 1 one new growth). As you can see, it's really a vivacious grower:

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  2. May 16, 2019 #2

    P.K.Hansen

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    Wonderful flower. Very well grown plant.
     
  3. May 17, 2019 #3

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    Looks like you're growing it very wet. Is that true?
     
  4. May 18, 2019 #4

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    Spectacular!
     
  5. May 18, 2019 #5

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    very well grown and flowered.
    I thought it was a 'dry' grower, too.
     
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    Nice flower and wonderful plant.
     
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    It has an interesting grow habit, same plant on all sides of that big pot
     
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    Very nice.
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    Very nice a lovely flower and a very happy looking plant
     
  10. May 18, 2019 #10

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    No, I actually wouldn't call it wet...I grow my paphs in a non-organic medium, Greenmix, mainly consisting of rockwool (diabas), perlite and lignite, i.e. both waterabsorbing and waterrepellent material.
    When properly used, in a short while a nice layer of moss will form on top of the medium... the medium shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, but the waterrepellent elements should allow for air and some dryness for the roots...
    Our local mastergrower, mr. Hans Christiansen from Orchidégartneriet in Fredensborg, swears to it, some people at my local orchid society seems to hate it... Actually, it appears to me, that the question of growth media is the thing most likely to bring on something akin to religious war among orchid growers! :D:D
    In this, parallel to so many other aspects of life, my own rather agnostic maxim would be: choose the growth media(s) you feel comfortable with and get to know it real well, learn from your errors, and don't change what works well! Or maybe it might be appropiate to quote St. Paul in this instance: "...test everything; hold fast what is good" (1. Thess. 5:21)

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  11. May 19, 2019 #11

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    It's basically the one rhizome running diagonally across the pot with a few side growths...I gather, I will have to go for something bucketlike when I repot it after flowering!
     
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    excellent technique
     
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    I'm struggling with my druryi seedling over years, it won't really grow and it won't even die. So I'm happy to see this species growing well in your culture and flowering nicely. Well done.
     
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    Absolutley amazing!
    A wonderful bloom and plant and a very interesting growing method...
     
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    It is a beautiful plant... I’ve grown some druryi hybrids and they are equally as vigorous.
     
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    What a wonderful plant and bloom! I hope mine can one day be as good as this
     

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