Paph Fanaticum... getting close but not fully open

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ScientistKen

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First time blooming. The spike first started in November and it has been a slow process. I figure it should be fully open by Christmas. The plant is very small. It's sibling chose to grow a second growth instead of bloom. I like the size of the pouch and there is some nice veining if you look inside. I think it will fully open next time it blooms if it doesn't get there this time.
 

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wow that is a long time to wait for blooming. At least you are getting it to bloom and the potential looks great! Mine is just looking at me... doing nothing
 

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I think the cool temperature in my basement slowed it down. Also it was the first bloom and a single growth plant. One cool thing about this plant is that I knew the owners of the pollen parent (malipoense) and saw the pollen parent in bloom around 1990. It was cool to come across this cross and see it bloom.

That's a great description of Parvis, they seem to just look at you sometimes and the growth isn't real obvious.
 
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