Paph tigrinum

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  1. Jun 7, 2019 #1

    MorandiWine

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    My first time blooming this species. I purchased a small group of seedlings from Mr Perner a handful of years ago. Single growth 8 cm plants. They grow like weeds for me but are now just starting to bloom. I think that my new water source has something to do with this. Going from 300+ TDS to ~20 TDS.

    This is the first of the group to open. Another plant has three sheaths but looks like one might have blasted.

    Tyler
     

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    Great job!
     
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    Fantastic a really nice bloom
     
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    I was under the impression this species is difficult to grow, either way, great job!
     
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    Well done. It is a lovely bloom.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2019 #6

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    they are growing so well. Mine died.....................
    Any cultural tips?
     
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    Perhaps the secret is hard water for growing and soft water for flowering?
     
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    Great bloom!
    What temperatures do you have?
     
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    They blast easily
     
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    A wonderful species. Great growing.
     
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    All of the above!
     
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    Thanks everyone!! I grow them with my Parvis but tend to water them more in the winter. Lows down to the low 50’s and a couple times in the high 40’s and summer highs in the upper 80’s. Repot every other year, they seem to not make a large amount of roots so repotting always makes me nervous. I use a 3:1:1 mix of bark:NZSM:hydroton.

    Tyler
     
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    thank-you
     
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    Love it.
     
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    Splendid flower - very nice and intense colouring! And the plant is just so impressively wellgrown! Congrats!

    Kind regards, Jens
     
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I'll take it! :)
     
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    Eric, I wonder, why it is, you often make me think of an (actually, quite horrendous) saying from the part of Denmark, West Jutland, where I originally came from?!

    In danish it goes:

    De, der vil have alt,
    hvad de ser,
    Ak, de må græde,
    når andre de ler!

    In english it would approximately translate into:

    Those, who want everything
    they see,
    Woe, they must cry,
    when others smile with glee!

    :D:D:D
     
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    Well done! I read that the tigrinum buds blast if you get water on them and to water them from under the pot when in bud.... anyone find that as well?
     
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    I grow mine in baskets and water from above, I do my best to avoid the crowns but I don't panic if a bit of water gets in.
     

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    When I had one few years back (sadly it has gone to Orchid Heaven), I kept a gentle breeze on it all the time, and it bloomed reliably. My biggest mistake is not to repot my paphs every 2 years.
     

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