Paph spicerianum

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  1. Jan 16, 2008 #1

    Kyle

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    After growing 2 of these from small seedlings, they are now starting to bloom. I almost took theme to my society auction in October.

    This is the first one, the other is a couple of weeks behind.

    Not the best shape or size, but I like that the stem is erect and able to hold the flower up without needing a stake.

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    congratulations to the grower. How long did it take? Jean
     
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    :clap::clap: ....being a first time bloom, I'd give it another chance, it looks like it has nice potential!
     
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    I'll give it another chance, its a good grower and I like that the stem isn't floppy like others I've seen. I've had it for 3 years

    Kyle
     
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    Nice growing it looks great. Jim.
     
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    How big is the pot, for reference?
     
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    Hi Kyle,
    luckily you didn't and nice to hear from you on this board again.

    No need to be too humble, it's a really nice flower for a first time bloomer. I like particularly the colour and the firm stem. To be honest I don't like to stake flower stems - it looks so artificial but sometimes it's really necessary.
    Best regards from Germany, GuRu
     
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    Thanks Guru,

    I am happy with it too. I won't be seeing you this year in Dresden. How are the plants you got from me last year growing?

    Have other picture to post and will do so soon.

    Kyle
     
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    Hi Kyle,
    The Phragmipedium grows happily although I think it will take another year or slightly longer until it gets to flowering size.
    I haven't expected to meet you again in Dresden this year. It's a long and expensive journey from Canada to Germany and back and perhaps too much trouble just to visit a flower show. But...perhaps there will be an opportunity in the future to meet again and if not in Dresden maybe somewhere else!!!:)
    At any rate I'm going to be there on Saturday 15th of March (that isn't long away).
    Best regards from Germany, GuRu
     

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