Paph. hangianum 'Wellington's Forest View' AM/AOS

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This is a wee bit like waiting for Santa to arrive! Two years ago (Sept. 14/19) when this plant was awarded a judge told me to take lots of pictures because it would probably be five years before I see it bloom again. But I'm now feeling cautiously optimistic that I won't have to wait five years after all.......
 

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Looking up!! How long did it take for the last flower to mature?
I can't recall exactly but it did take a very long time. That bud just kept getting fatter and fatter before it finally opened. I remember having to prop it up with a short stake because it couldn't hold itself up it was so large. I'll keep track of it better this time and post updates.
 

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How adorably cute!

How old is the new growth? Does the new growth flower in one year growths?
The new growth is about 22 months old, maybe a bit less. The plant had a good long rest after it flowered two years ago and it hadn't started to show any signs of a new growth when it finished blooming so it kept me in suspense for a while. The new growth was quite slow at first too. I haven't moved the plant from its spot on the shelf during the whole time.
 
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