Paphiopedilum dianthum 'Diane-thum'

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bench72

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seeing as some folks here are barred from Slipper Orchid Forum, I thought I'd share this here as well... :poke:

in November I purchased this plant at an auction and paid the sum of 90 aussie bucks... that's roughly about 75US

I figure I got a bargain... (it's the big un next to the mini cat)


late december the sheaths were noticed and it only took a month before the first flowers opened..

Paph dianthum 'Diane-thum'


and the plant as a whole looks like this, with 7 spikes and a total of about 25 flowers/buds in various stages of opening... apologies for the naff pic, but I don't have a big enough black fabric.




cheers
tim
 
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goldenrose

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:drool: :drool: WHAT A STEAL! Nothin' like bein' at the right place, at the right time! :clap: :clap:
 

SlipperKing

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MAN! you got more then your monies worth! I wish we had "garage sales" like that here. You must of been bidding against a bunch of cats or phal people
 
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bench72

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a year later and this plant is again doing it's thing...

some of the flowers -



and the whole plant -



cheers
tim
 

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WOW Tim. What a stunning display. How many spikes and flowers this year?

That was the bargain of the century. It would have to have been worth at least $400-$500. You were lucky I wasn't there :poke:

David
 
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goldenrose

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:drool: :drool: Simply ..... OUTSTANDING!!!! :smitten: :smitten:
 
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Elena

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Wow, monster plant! Looks even better this year, great job, Tim!
 

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