Paph. Stonei

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NEslipper

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Jumping the gun a bit here, but the lighting today was great and I’m so excited I decided to post even though it isn’t fully open. Picked up this plant a few years ago from Paph Paradise, the cross is unknown, but I believe it came through Hawaii. Three blooms and a fourth nub that I don’t think will develop. First time I’ve bloomed this species. I’ll post an update once they are all open.14B5A27C-3C78-41EC-9988-0851C64A6F2A.jpeg CC526BB6-CC82-453B-A450-34A1D3A8A1F4.jpeg 31B1E44E-2ADD-430C-A899-0CC516AF7234.jpeg 401CC601-6FE9-41CF-8B86-EE693CB3E01D.jpeg
 

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Really beautiful! This one has a very nice pouch and dorsal. I have several clones of stonei now (it is my favourite Paph species), I have two which are flowering size and I really hope at least one of them flowers next year.
 

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Update with all flowers open. The first flower is doing its best gigantifolium impression! DS is 4.4 cm, and it even looks beautiful when viewed from above. This grows on a south facing window along with my roths and philly. Really happy with this one!
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Pictures are really nice. Did you use SLR camera? Yesterday I saw a flower spike on my stonei! :)
Thanks, these were taken with an iPhone, using the normal settings and no image manipulation. Congrats on your spike, hopefully it moves quickly. I’ve heard stonei can take up to a year to bloom once you see a sheath. This one took ~4 months.
 

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