Paph. hirsutissimum var. esquirolei 'Anja'

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  1. Apr 4, 2018 #1

    Guldal

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    A division from Hilmar Bauchs (Asendorfer) awarded clone, 'Anja' (SM/GM, DOG) - blooming first time in my possession:

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    The biggest of the two flowers is the one behind: NS 16,5 cm (the other one: NS 15,5 cm) - and, actually, the two flowers really are symmetrical, but I had to slant the camera a bit because of the light, which, I just realized, gives the dorsal sepals a little strange look (I think you can see what I mean, if you take a look at the front flower in the first pic....hmmm, at some point I might learn to get it right!)

    Kind regards,
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    In my top 3 favourite species, congrats on the blooming!!!!
     
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    A spectacular flower, I've seen the mother plant on numerous occassions. Congrats on blooming it so well!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    very nice.
    perhaps use the window light to illuminate the flower front on, then re-photograph.
     
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    Nice.
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  7. Apr 5, 2018 #7

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    Great flowering, bravo!!!! Jean
     
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    Beautiful flowering !
    Could you please share your culture methods ?


    Envoyé de mon Nexus 9 en utilisant Tapatalk
     
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    Great growing! The staminode looks quite happy ;)
     
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    I agree, I'd love to see a photo of it without the backlighting.
     
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    That's a great clone, these flowers are huge but have a good shape and stance and are intense colourated too.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2018 #12

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    Thank you for your comments!

    Here are a few more pics in a different light (ok - I have to admit: no budding photographic genius lost in me! :D)

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    I grow my Paphs in Greenmix (as a window sill grower it seems to help me keep the humidity up - albeit I'm still a bit handicapped in this respect, when compared to the lucky owners of a greenhouse):

    "GreenMix for Orchids is a mixture of water-repellent and water-absorbent granulate with added perlite and lignite. The granulate is made from stonewool, the basic element of which is diabase rock. GreenMix for orchids is produced by Grodania A/S"

    (In my local orchid society there is quite a religious war going on about growth medias...but I guess, it's the same every where - as a friend of mine would put it: "Ask 10 orchid growers about culture and growth media...and you'll get 14 different answers!")

    This actual plant is grown in an east-south-east facing window...at room temperature, i.e. mainly around 18-23 degrees celsius.

    I use 3/4 spring water + 1/4 tap water (NB. tap water in Denmark is quite clean and you drink water directly from the tap). I fertilise once a month, except nov-jan (quite dark months up here north), with Pokon 20-20-20 (NPK 20-20-20 + Molybdenum (MO) 0,0005% Bor (B) 0,0200%, Kobber (CU) 0,0500%, Jern (FE) 0,1000%, Mangan (MN) 0,0500%, Zink (ZN) 0,0500%)

    I think, that's about it!

    Kind regards,
    Jens
     

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