Paph. esquirolei

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  1. Mar 21, 2016 #1

    Migrant13

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    Mature growth?

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    This one sat in low bud for at least 3 months before it finally decided to bloom. I noticed one more low bud that may bloom this summer. Never get more than one flower at a time despite all the growths but I'll take it.

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  2. Mar 21, 2016 #2

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    Very nice. A few more days and more curls will develop. Congrats!!!!!
     
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    What media are you growing in? Very nice healthy plant!!
     
  4. Mar 21, 2016 #4

    paphioboy

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    hehehe...

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    Beautifully grown and bloomed!
     
  5. Mar 22, 2016 #5

    Migrant13

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    I use orchiata, perlite and charcoal mix.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2016 #6

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    This species normally takes 3 years from new growth to flowering.
    Be certain to give rest 2-3 months in winter; little water and 15-20°F. temp differential summer to winter nights.
    Do not pinch 'blind' sheaths; they're NOT blind.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2016 #7

    Migrant13

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    Thanks for the helpful tips.
     
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    Gorgeous!

    Lance,
    What do you mean by "pinch a blind sheath?"

    Thanks
    Jake
     
  9. Mar 22, 2016 #9

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    Lovely one. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    What a lovely center piece. Congrats!!
     
  11. Mar 23, 2016 #11

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    Beautiful plant and flower.

    Thanks, Lance, for the info. That explains why my plant hasn't bloomed in a couple years.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2016 #12

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    Thanks for the info lance!!
     
  13. Mar 23, 2016 #13

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    Great lookinng plant you've got there. That summer bud may not make it.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2016 #14

    Migrant13

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    Yup....not holding out too much hope. Even one flower at a time is worth it with this species.
     

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