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Paph. philippinense var. alba

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Ed M

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This is a first-bloom seedling of Paphiopedilum philippinense variety alba. The species comes from the Philippines, of course, where it grows on seashore limestone cliffs, usually in association with the roots of Vanda batemannii. This alba variety is much smaller than the normal plant. The flowers on this one are about four inches across, produced on a plant with a seven inch leafspan. A very tough little plant with stiff leaves. I started growing this plant in full sun last year, at Rick's suggestion, and now it has bloomed. It came from J & M Orchids, now closed due to hurricanes.

 

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Gee thanks Ed...you just had to post that one again didn't you? I just love it and am getting one becuse of your enabling.:p You're going to keep me in the poor house.:wink:
 
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Surely one of my favourites :drool:... Good work, Ed!!:clap:
 
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Ed M

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Ed, what size was the plant when you bought it and how long did it take to flower.
Ummm...I think I've had it three years now. It started out in a three inch pot with a single growth.
 

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