Paph praestans

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  1. Apr 1, 2017 #1

    emydura

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    I am really happy with this years flowering. It has been quite a few years since I have flowered it well. The growths are much stronger than previous. Strange time of year to be flowering though. It normally flowers around October-November.

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    Nice praestans!! How do you grow yours, warm/cool?
     
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    Intermediate I guess. Minimum of around 15oC to 16oC up to the mid thirties in summer.
     
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    Very nice! How big is the leaf span?
     
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    Thanks. The flowering growth is about 50 cm across.
     
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    That's very beautiful. Very noteworthy.
     
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    that is very nice, David.
     
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    That's terrific! However, since it's blooming now, it must really want to be in the Northern Hemisphere. I volunteer to give it a good home! ;) I figured I'd get in a shameless plug before NYEric this time!
     
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    Those petals are awesome!
     
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    Yeah Tom, the petals are golden and twisty. They look
    like expensive jewelry...only better.
     
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    Beautiful petals. Excellent growing.

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    LOL. It has taken me about six years to get this plant strong again so I might hold on to it for a little longer. :) I must have had this plant nearly 15 years now in total. It is finally starting to form a nice clump.
     
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    Well, it's pretty awesome right now. I'll look forward to posts of future bloomings.....maybe if it's clumping, it'll begin to give you multiple inflorescenses in the coming years? That would be some incredible eye candy!:clap:
     
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    Great culture David. Congrats
     
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    Well done! One of my favorite multis!
     
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    wow wow wow I have just got my self a seedling if this species gonna be a while but i have it, hopefull it will half as good as yours
     
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    Definitely a superb clone. Good growing
     
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    That's pretty darn good. Mine took a while to clump. But once it starts, they're pretty consistent on putting growths. Repotting is hard, roots are really thin and brittle for this species. Similar to wilhelminae.
     
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    Beautiful. Flowers (the petals especially), plant and photos!
     

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