Paph. lowii fm aureum ‘Mango’

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DrLeslieEe

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Imagine my excitement when I saw a bud peeking out of this first bloom plant! It is my favourite album multifloral ever since I saw it in the book ‘Paphiopedilums of Borneo’.

It started with four cute deep yellow buds that reminded me of mangos lol and so it was named as such.

Here’s the series for the opening of the first flower:

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An appropriate clonal name. That is truly outstanding.

Is this a normal time for lowii to be flowering in the northern hemisphere? Coincidently I have a lowii at the exact same stage in the other half of the world.
 

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Yes apparently some bloomed last month in this region. So I guess they bloom when growths are matured from fall to spring. What a species!

Incidentally I have a normal lowii in spike now as well.
 

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You are in possession of one lowii aureum too as I remember? How is the plant doing?
 

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This is fantastic. Lowii, yeah I had to toss my big gorgeous Lowii Alba recently...
 

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Oh you poor guys!!! So sorry to hear!
You know the fastest way to get over this?
 

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Oh you poor guys!!! So sorry to hear!
You know the fastest way to get over this?
I will get one again once I have access to my office again, where I have grown my Cattleya..... That will feree up a LOT of space!!!!
 

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That is wonderful! It's positively peachy-orange! It's not really fma. aureum. Could this be a new, distinct, colour morph?
I think it’s within range of colors for the aureums. If it had more orange red tones, maybe different.
 
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