Paphiopedilum esquirolei

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  1. Apr 18, 2019 #1

    P.K.Hansen

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    I bought this plant in 2017 from a gentleman in the UK who had given up on it. It's the plant that got me started with paphs again, so getting it to bloom has been pretty important to me :)
    It's been open for a week on this pic,

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    Excellent !..... for this incredible species.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2019 #3

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    Too bad he gave up on it but a good thing for you. Very nice!
     
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    Very nice blooming!!
     
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    gotta love that color... good find!
     
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    Well done! Congrats!

    Seems pretty wide - what's its measurements?

    Kind regards,
    Jens
     
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    It's 16 cm wide.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2019 #8

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    great wings
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Very nice flower. I like it very much
     
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    This is one that I have lost before... can you tell us about your culture, medium, watering and feeding regimens? Thank you, it's gorgeous. This and P. hookerae I just... can't... seem... to... please. :(
     
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    I don't do anything special really. It spend the summer in a window with eastern exposure, getting temps up to around 30 degrees C for months. And it has been in the cooler part of my basement-greenhouse during winter together with plants like insigne - which is having a spike too. I don't use special food for my plants, just what I come across, and try to keep them moist. My compost is coconut, bark, charcoal and limestone + a little perlite.
     
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    "My compost is coconut, bark, charcoal and limestone + a little perlite"

    what may be hiding there is that the coconut likely keeps the root system evenly moist... for me, these are water lovers... dry is the kiss of death
     

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