Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh

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  1. May 16, 2020 #1

    SuperPaph

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    Dear friends, this is my first post on the forum, at the begining very dificult for me, but it has been possible with DrLeslie assistance and help. Thank you Leslie very much.
    This is the sixth day of this plant in flower, petals have some small scratches that formed more or less during the twenty days of development. Hope you enjoy it, I love this plant and want to share my happiness with all you.
     

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    Wonderful flower!! It's very full
     
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    Very nice.
     
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  5. May 16, 2020 #5

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    Welcome Alex! Congrats to your first successful posting!

    Your HCM has such beautiful shape that holds well! Round and flat. Colour is a nice pastel pink too.

    My HCM didn’t bloom as nice this year even though the growth is much larger. First flower browned even before the second bud was open. Here it is, all bent, floppy and unhappy looking lol. Maybe he will be happier in warm and sunny Cuba .

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    Yes, I agree your flower has nice round parts, especially those petals. Mine too are much more dog-eared.
     
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    Friends, thank you very much for your comments!!!

    Leslie, the flower in your plant is excellent, glossy, with a very interesting dark pink. The small spots in dark pink near the pouch, give to the flower a very distintive fenotype in your HCM clone.
     
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    When I got this plant, it was in bloom, I think by first time, and the flower had similar petals as Leslie´s HCM picture (in "dog-eared form", as you say).

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    Here is the picture of the flower in that moment. Maybe the climate, as Leslie have said.
     
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    very nice form
     
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    I think my low humidity of 40% under lights is not letting the petals expand to its potential. Here’s when it was in GH year before:

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    Petals looked fuller. Let’s see how it does next year ☺️.
     
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    Leslie, it is posible, as you say, the humedity be factor that decides the "flat" form in petals, because in this picture from your HCM, it is clear the potential it has for having wider petals.
     
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    @ SuperPaph
    Your HCM is very pretty, especially the shape and stance are good a high above the average. Congrats
     
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    Yes I meant wider petals... and hopefully more straight up.
     
  14. May 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM #14

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    Welcome on board, Alex!

    I can only join the chorus, praising the form and stance of your flower - what can one say but 'Ho, ho, Ho Chi Minh'! ;)

    Kind regards, Jens
     
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    Eleven days after the first flower opened, a new flower appears in the same stem. The first looks as the first day. 20200521_175733.jpg 20200521_175733.jpg
     
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    Fantastic! They look so happy together. Not often both flowers lasts well together.

    Double happiness!
     
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    I agree completely. Congrats
     
  19. May 22, 2020 at 6:28 PM #19

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    Great flowers and impressive longevity!
     

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