Paph Susan Booth 'Paracombe' FCC/AOC

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  1. Feb 27, 2019 #21

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    David, the flowers and photos are magnificent!
     
  2. Mar 1, 2019 #22

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    Michael - I water more in the basket. I try and keep the pots evenly moist. A basket allows you to water more with less risk of rotting the roots. I haven't had to repot huge numbers yet, but what I have hasn't proved too difficult. Sometimes the odd root might grow outside the pot, although I don't find that a significant issue. I am now using the water lilly baskets which have smaller holes. The roots rarely grow through these holes.

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    Hello David,
    I haven't considered the small holes, the pots I have here have holes of 1,5 cm x 2 cm.
    The results proof you are right!
    thanks
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  4. Mar 2, 2019 #24

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    Those are seriously big holes. It would be hard to keep the mix in.

    The baskets I use have holes that would only be a couple of mm's in size. They are used for garden ponds to grow aquatic plants in such as water lilies. They come in a range of sizes including really large ones for specimen plants.

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  5. Mar 2, 2019 #25

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    Congrats on your first FCC. I like them both, but the Paracombe clone certainly looks better in my opinion. The other one has nicer colors.

    By the way, with this basket, what potting mix are you using?
    I see them at an Asian super market for quite cheap. I might get some later for some of my rambling plants. haha
     
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    Thanks for the pic of the baskets. Might bee my humidity is to low for baskets, i don't have a greenhouse, but I'll try it.
    Michael
     
  7. Mar 3, 2019 #27

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    Thanks.

    I line the pot with Sphagnum moss and use straight Orchiata bark. For 14 cm baskets, I use 9-12 cm bark. For larger baskets I use 12-18 cm bark.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2019 #28

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    Thank you. By the way, you mean mm instead of cm, right?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2019 #29

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    DOH. Yes.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2019 #30

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    hope you kept some pollen.................
     
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    No. If flowers every year. If you want any pollen let me know.
     
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    I wish I had a great JB to put its pollen on..
     
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    Well, we both know someone that has one or two good clones of JB.
     
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    next flowering............................ill take 4 flasks
     
  15. Jul 8, 2019 #35

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    A big thrill with my Susan Booth 'Paracombe' winning Australian hybrid of 2018. It was a good year for slipper orchids with three of the four big awards going to Paphs. A micranthum won species of the year and a Paph Berenice won culture award of the year.

    http://orchidsaustralia.com.au/index.php/awards-ooy
     
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    David, it is a very worthy winner. Stunning flower. Wish I had seen it in person.
    ..................just needs some WBW pollen....................
     
  17. Dec 14, 2019 #37

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    It actually flowered even better this year. Five flowers for the first time.


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    Put it up again!!!
    Keep the pollen, please!!!
    I so want this on a good WBW etc
     
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    Holy mackeral!!! Gorgeous! Kudos!
     
  20. Dec 15, 2019 #40

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    It already has an FCC and Australian hybrid of the year. Not much else to achieve. Anyway, too late as the flowers are all finished. So no pollen this year sorry. I should have a couple of WBW's seedlings ready to flower in a couple of years. Good breeding too (Sam and TON) from Brad. So I may be able to do that cross then.
     

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