Paph.parishii ('Jeanie' x 'Andy')

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Redtwist

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Chuffed to win Best Paph Species at the British Paph Society (BPS) annual meeting with this first flowering parishii.
Bought as a single growth seedling 3years ago from Sam Tsui.
Dorsals have twisted more than I would have hoped but pleased with 6 flowers.
Chris UK
 

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Beautiful! Plants like yours remind me why this is my favorite species. I can only hope mine will bloom this well. Jeanie x Long Red Twister I believe.

Please share your culture if you don’t mind! - P x
 

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Thanks for all the kind comments.
As regards culture, I don’t treat it any differently to my other Paphs - I grow them indoors in winter (I’m in the UK) and they go outside for the summer months. I water with rainwater with a little tap water added and feed 3 times out of 5 with a balanced fertiliser with added calcium, the 4th time I do a seaweed extract/magnesium heavy feed, and the 5th time I flush with clean water. Weaker strengths in winter, 3-500microsiemens in summer.
My only observations on this species is that it seems happier in a darker spot than many others and seems very tolerant of dry/wet extremes. The leaves are very heavy - hard to keep the pot well balanced as it grows.
Hope that helps
Chris
 

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thanx for the tips. What does your water/fertilizer measure in the winter? and just out of curiousity do you use any humic acid with your seaweed extract treatment?
 

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I feed 150-300 in winter and no, nothing that technical. I use lemon juice to knock the ph down to 6.5 if it gets to high though
 
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Chuffed to win Best Paph Species at the British Paph Society (BPS) annual meeting with this first flowering parishii.
Bought as a single growth seedling 3years ago from Sam Tsui.
Dorsals have twisted more than I would have hoped but pleased with 6 flowers.
Chris UK

viewing again, noting how luscious and perfect the foliage is. I realize it’s big...I use big smooth river stones in my plastic pots to balance...what about slipping it down into a larger (porous/breathable) cache pot? I do this a lot...so far has worked. I know nothing of parishii’s specific requirements but am feeling all bold because I’ve got a roth opening! Any tips for not immediately failing with this species?
 
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