Paphiopedilum gigantifolium

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  1. Mar 10, 2017 #1

    JPMC

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    A first bloom seedling for me. The plant is 36 inches tall and 32 inches wide. Each flower is about 3 inches across and 4 inches tall. I have never seen one in bloom in person and was anticipating much smaller flowers. To me, the flowers are pretty large for a multifloral species.

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    Oh my :clap: That is gorgeous :drool: I need to make room for one...
     
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    Excellent!!! not many of these floating around
     
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    Nice!!!!
     
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    Congrats! Beautifully grown.
     
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    Omg!!!! :drool:
     
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    So great to see, great growing, blooming and photography of this amazing species. It is going to be exciting times as many grower's seedling start to bloom like yours!
     
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    That's incredible. LOVE IT!
     
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    Wow...just WOW! It's fabulous! Congratulations. :clap:
     
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    Awesome! I have never seen one either. Have two nice seedlings growing well so maybe someday!
     
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    That's a more appealing flower than other pics I've seen - good color, lots of character.
     
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    I love this species. Would you please share how you are growing it?
     
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    wow!! so nice!!!
     
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    I grow it about 40 inches away from a 100w LED plant light. The potting medium is 80% fir bark and 20% perlite. It is kept indoors all year and gets day temps of 80F and night temps of 65F in the summer and winter is about 5-10F cooler. I fertilize weekly with a Michigan State fertilizer at 125-150 ppm.
     
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    Wow JP! Fine job you have done. No staking either? A large 2nd growth as well? That spoke must of gotten very close to the lights, yes? Was this one of Sam's original offers of Dark Warrior X self?

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    super.
    What a great spike!
     
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    A nice clone. Could you show me the picture of the whole plant?
     
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    It's 'Awesome' x self. I think that it is from Piping Rock Orchids.
     
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    The top image is the whole plant. The top of the pot is just off the bottom of the image.
     
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    32" wide. A small one then. Congrats, and thanks for sharing.
     

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