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Candace

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This isn't an award winner, but it's an easy grower and bloomer. I've had it for 3-4 years. It's a primary cross of venustum aureum x fairrieanum and it's growing happily in semi hydro in the g.h. The venustum pouch carries through. Some people like that and some hate it, I fall in the like it group.

 

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Only for you Eric. It looks like snakeskin patterning to me. And before anyone says, "I thought you only recommended hydroton for phrags and not paphs." I do. I only have maybe 5 paphs left in hydroton. They do much better in the Old primeagra. This one is such an easy grower though, I haven't wanted to mess with a good thing.
 

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That's terrible you should send it to me! :D No, really that's a very diff and cool leaf pattern and I would love to have one. Can you post the vendor? All I can see is "THE ORCHID.."
 

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I bought it from a vendor at the Sonoma Orchid Society annual show about 4 years ago. She used to be the main paph vendor there. Unfortunately due to health reasons, she's not doing shows anymore and has no website. I haven't been to their show since she got out of the business as she was the main reason I went. Great lady and great plants. She ran the Orchid Bench in Fort Bragg, CA.
 
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Bolero

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I can see both species in that.........interesting and very pretty flower.
 
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Corbin

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I like the pouch. I have been eying the album (sp?) form of the venustum as I think it really accents the pouch veining.
 
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goldenrose

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I'm with you Corbin! I have an album venustum for that reason! I think this one shows more venustum influence but who know's in another few weeks when my fairrieanum album is in bloom, I might change my mind!
 
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Jorch

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Pretty flower! :D I got one recently from Zephyrus, made with alba parents. I cant wait to see it grow and bloom after seeing how nice yours is! :clap:
 

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Only for you Eric. It looks like snakeskin patterning to me. And before anyone says, "I thought you only recommended hydroton for phrags and not paphs." I do. I only have maybe 5 paphs left in hydroton. They do much better in the Old primeagra. This one is such an easy grower though, I haven't wanted to mess with a good thing.
-The leaves are very attractive.
-Hydroton does not leach as much salt as some other stuff, but it still leaches out some.
 

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Hydroton does not leach as much salt as some other stuff, but it still leaches out some.
Salt build up or leaching isn't a problem for me with any of the leca. Hydroton stays dry at the top and that isn't necessarily a good thing for small developing paph roots.
 

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Salt build up or leaching isn't a problem for me with any of the leca. Hydroton stays dry at the top and that isn't necessarily a good thing for small developing paph roots.
Candace, you maybe on the money here, when you mention about the small roots.
I notice the thick root paph seems to do better than the thin roots in Hydroton.
 

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This is interesting I think...an update on this plant. I've bloomed it several times in the g.h. where it gets cooler at night and it looks like this


and it bloomed for me a few months back and I forgot to put it back in the g.h. so I've been growing it inside and warmer for the past 2-3 months. A spike developed and it looks like this...



Weird huh? It looks like a completely different plant!
 
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In the March Orchids mag. pg.187 is the natural hybrid
(fairrieanum X venustum) Paphiopedilum x pradhanii. Witch I would like to make when my plants bloom next time. I sure think it would be interesting, I also have never done a cross yet, so I have a lot of research to do.
Wish me luck. Jim.
 

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