Paph. tigrinum ( 4 flowers!!! )

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SlipperKing

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Thanks Marc,
dry, cool season makes sense. Personally I treat them similarly, but water overhead with a hose. No signs yet of bud-blast, the buds have started to come up. But I have an issue with rot (erwinia?) when temperatures increase.

I had the same issue with mine, rot. Once I got the erwinia stopped ( cut out bad stuff) watered sparingly through winter. To my surprise in the spring during re-potting I had gotten lots of new roots. Now in a mixture of tree fern, chopped fine, orchiata#5 and hydroton balls at 2:1:1 Now aways damp/wet, no more issues with rot (so far)
 

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Wow! That's stunning! Excellent culture and beautiful photos to boot!


-Zach
 

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It's rare to see many specimen sized paphs in general, but I've never seen a tigrinum specimen like yours. Well done![/QUOTE

You should look up some of Matt Gore's old threads.:wink:

But it is rare to see multi bloom tigrinums anywhere. Great job Marc!!
 

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Thanks, appears to me that they need an "airier" mix than most.
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I went to basket culture, and with low K they went nuts.

In basket culture, you may get cooler roots too. I also had them in SH for a while (pre low K) and they did pretty good (root wise) that way too.
 

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Congrats Marc, your plant is a real stunner ! Every single flower a beauty of its own.
 

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Awesome. I have never seen such a well grown or flowered tiger. Hope you can post again when it flowers next year.
 
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congrats on this beauty are you going to self it

I wasn't planning on doing this, allthough the plant is established and strong and should be able to handle it.

As a rule I always try to flower a new plant in my collection one time before I start fiddling with pollen and toothpicks.
 

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Found this thread, can you give us an update please? Hope that wonderful plant is still ok, and prospering?
 

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Found this thread, can you give us an update please? Hope that wonderful plant is still ok, and prospering?

If we gets back in contact with Marc, I will ask him if he adds some dolomite in its substrate ... because its time to repot mine.
 

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