Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

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  1. Apr 12, 2015 #1

    JPMC

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    This is its first bloom for me. I know that it's an easy plant for most, but I had to bring it back from a mite infestation. It's been 6 years and it finally did its thing.

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    Aww man, thats nice!!! Do you grow this bright?
     
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    Good job on the recovery!!!
     
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    No. I grow it with the rest of my paphs. They're about 3 feet from a 100w LED fixture.
     
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    Awesome! What's the leafspan of the plant? The flowers look bigger in relation to the plant than most kolopakingii I've seen...
     
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    Its a beauty JPMC!
     
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    Wow!
    Looks like you gow it in a clay pot?
     
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    love it so much, the petals looks longer than mine previous blooms ! congrats !
     
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    nice. glad you kept it!
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    That is spectacular. It would have been a tragedy to lose that.
     
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    I really like the color on this one.
     
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    I like kolopakingii.

    Back when I was first starting in orchids, I had some books about slippers, and none of them made any mention of Paph. kolopakingii. Then I started finding newer books, and I recall the first time I saw photos of this species, I was absolutely enamored. It just looked so wild.

    I also remember the first time I saw one in person. It was huge, by far the largest paph I'd seen up to that point, by a big margin.
     
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    It's 36" in leaf span while the spike is 36" tall. The flowers are about 7" x 5".
     
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    Yes, I do. It's potted in rexius bark.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Nicely done! Good job.
     
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    the flower size is 7" x 5" ??:confused:

    I had never seen a kolo of that large flower size.
     

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