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Imported this plant about 2 years ago, and this is the first time is has bloomed for me. I had to move it to a very bright bench before is started really putting on good growth.





It has been open for about 2 weeks now, and the dorsal sepal is still not very upright... seems to be typical with this species. Here's the shape from the side:



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It has been open for about 2 weeks now, and the dorsal sepal is still not very upright... seems to be typical with this species....
P. exul isn't seen often and although I grow one I was lucky if it was in flowering size. Regarding the stance of the dorsal I can't confirm your testimony by my own experience. If you look at Stephen's site http://www.slipperorchids.info/paphspecies/index.html you will see that most of P. exul photos show an upright dorsal - but not all. It seems to be a clonal feature.
By the way - don't let us talk about the photos. :drool:
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These are real cuppy flowers in this species.

Looks like they're just reaching out to hug someone:eek:
 
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Nice picture. GuRu do I understand you correctly that exul is difficult to bloom? The one I have is growing well but has not bloomed for me yet. Will see what happens this season.
 
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and I thought it was being shy?! :p
Love the photos, as usual!
 

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..GuRu do I understand you correctly that exul is difficult to bloom? The one I have is growing well but has not bloomed for me yet....
No Faan, that's not what I intended to express and not what I wrote. So far I've got no experiences to flower P. exul because it hasn't reached flowering size unfortunately yet. So I've got to be patient.
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This one is a fast grower and easy bloomer if you give it vanda light and warm temps.

I also have a good handful of oyster shell in the potting mix.
 
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