Paphiopedilum “Dr. Jack”

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  1. Aug 24, 2019 #1

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    Here’s an old hybrid. I’ve been working on it for 3 years. Came from a grower who grew all cacti, from seed, in the same window as this plant, for 15 years...it hadn’t bloomed in a long time. The stems each had two good leaves but each probably had two dozen dried-up leaves attached. He watered and fed it on the same schedule as the cacti. So, that’s an unfiltered south west window, watered once a month and often little to nothing in the winter, for many years. He said it had stopped blooming some years before. I’m not into hybrids per se but this one has taught me so much about Brachypetalum. It’s in Hausermann’s mix, I think the clay pot helps with temperature and transpiration. In unfiltered southeast-slanting window, but behind my old “heritage” 3-foot-wide P. rothschildianum. Pure RO water, was fed every 3 weeks with Jack’s liquid until Ray Barkalow got me started on his magical Michigan mix a couple months ago, which I think may have started the bloom. I think it’s a pretty little flower but it’s the leaves that will keep it in my collection forever. Thank you all for your inspiration.
     

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  2. Aug 24, 2019 #2

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    It's cute. It's a survivor. It's not going to give up. It's not going to stop. It's going to flower.

    Good job bringing it back to health. From the sounds of it, it's amazing it held on so long being grown with and like the cacti. They're tough plants and can put up with a lot of adversity, that's for sure.
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     
  4. Aug 27, 2019 #4

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    Good job, bringing the plant back to life - it looks pretty healthy now! Nice and cute flowers!

    Kind regards, Jens
     
  5. Sep 14, 2019 #5

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    I like it, shape different from my plant (that I got from ST member Fibre some years ago)!!

    Jean
     
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    I hope it is still growing well and sending lots of flowers!
     
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    A nice flower
     
  8. Sep 17, 2019 #8

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    Naja, as you would say … After a non flowering year I finally repotted (and have 2 of them now) beginning of the year, and they do both ok … waiting for flowers now .. :)

    Jean
     
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    Hm - naja is better than ohje! My part of the plant had three flowers this summer. It is doing well on a windowsill. Fingers crossed that your's are growing well now!
     
  10. Sep 18, 2019 #10

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    yes :)

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