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I haven't posted anything for a while but am excited to see my Paph. randsii coming into bloom for the first time since I acquired it as a seedling in 2016. There are a total of six blooms opening on the inflorescence. I've been growing it intermediate to warm and bright with waterings twice a week. The spike took a very long time to develop and the flowers are taking an equally long time to open.
 

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Congrats! Shame you're not in the US, that's pollen I'd love to put to use lol
What? No first date? LOL. Yes it is a shame that the border is such a barrier because I don't know the first thing about taking pollen from my orchids and I don't think I'd want to experiment with this one.
 

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Very nice - looks like I was more then we’ll worth the wait. Can’t wait to see when they’re all open. May I ask where the seedlings were from?
 

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Excellent job!!!!! I always had difficulty growing better yet bloom Paph. randsii even when I was still living in the Philippines. I remember seeing them flowering with up to 12 or more per spike on big plants.
 

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Very nice - looks like I was more then we’ll worth the wait. Can’t wait to see when they’re all open. May I ask where the seedlings were from?
Thank you. The seedling came from a somewhat local nursery, Forestview Gardens, along with a number of other seedlings that turned out to be excellent plants. Unfortunately they closed their business about a year into the pandemic.
 

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That is a nice Paph randsii that you got. I also got one randsii from Forestview Garden in 2011 and still waiting for it to flower!
 

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What? No first date? LOL. Yes it is a shame that the border is such a barrier because I don't know the first thing about taking pollen from my orchids and I don't think I'd want to experiment with this one.
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Oh that's easy. If you only wish to collect pollen and not set a pod, just remove the capsules circled in red when the flower starts to fade & put them in a little container in the fridge. They'll keep for 18 months.
 

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Oh that's easy. If you only wish to collect pollen and not set a pod, just remove the capsules circled in red when the flower starts to fade & put them in a little container in the fridge. They'll keep for 18 months.
Hmm, well that's not the rocket science I thought it would be. I can probably manage that. Perhaps I can find someone in Canada who could put the pollen to good use before the 18 months are up. Thank you for the tutorial.
 
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That is a nice Paph randsii that you got. I also got one randsii from Forestview Garden in 2011 and still waiting for it to flower!
Gosh, you're more patient than I am! That's a long time but it'll be worth the wait when it does bloom. I should warn you that just when you think the plant is mature enough to send up a bud it'll send out a new growth instead. Hang in there.
 

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