Paph. vietnamense

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Second bloom, second flower (1 old at the back, 1 other bud opening)
This one is quite huge (12cm natural size)



The first flower:

 

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well, the second flower is bigger, 12.5cm natural size in fact :)
 

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Paul.

Looks like they came from the great German breeding line.
I love it very, very much
 

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Very impressive. It must be very happy! How do you grow it? what kind of media do you use? Lighting? Thanks
 

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Very impressive. It must be very happy! How do you grow it? what kind of media do you use? Lighting? Thanks
It's still in rockwool (growcubes), temperate-warm, light-shade, and I fertilize about 100ppm of Nitrogen.
 

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Hmmm... Rockwool.... How big are the cubes? I might consider giving it a try. Do you grow under artificial lights? Fluorescent or HID? Thanks
 
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Recessive alba gene! Should do a selfing. This one more likely will produce very high percentage of pure albas. Such a lucky one!
 

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Recessive alba gene! Should do a selfing. This one more likely will produce very high percentage of pure albas. Such a lucky one!
If it was a purely recessive allele, then you wouldn't see it in the phenotype. Even if it WAS heterozygous for an album allele, you would still only get about 25% album offspring, not a "very high percentage."
 

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Well, I don't really think of a "half-albino" but I could try to cross it with a pure alba in the future.
It's very easy to know if a vietnamese is pure alba or not (even for tiny plants), leaves are green at the under side and not dark.
 
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