Paphiopedilum micranthum

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
I flowered my very first Paph. micranthum....I've grown this plant for many years now, but only when I've kept it outside during summer and cool during winter since 2 or 3 years it has grown well. The result is the first flower in these days.



 

Martin

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 13, 2009
Messages
481
Reaction score
232
Location
Germany
Congrats for growing and finally flowering it! Good Job! Is it in bloom for a while or are the brown edges from mechanic damage?
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
.....Is it in bloom for a while or are the brown edges from mechanic damage?
I myself was very astonished when I saw these brownish tips yesterday immedeately before I would take the photos. I haven't seen them before. The flower has been open for a week or so. I dont have a plausible explication for these brownisch tips. At any rate the aren't the result of a mechanical damage.
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
heat or low humidity......
Stephen, both would be obvious.....but I think I can exclude both of them. Maybe I just waited too long to take the photos and the flower started to wilt earlier than expected ? 🙁
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
Congratulations Rudolf in flowering this wonderful species. It is a beauty.
Thanks, David. I think next time I will take the photos earlier to avoid such brown tips....but I was waiting for better daylight conditions....which didn't really arrive in the end.
 

NEslipper

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
418
Reaction score
393
Congrats on blooming one! My var. eburneum only lasts 7-10 days, so they might just be short-lived flowers in general?
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
Well done and love to see the whole plant.
Brucher, I took the photos last saturday morning and today mornig....I cut off the flower spike.
If you are pleased with the measurements of the plant, here they are. She's still a single growth plant, leafspan 18 cm (7.1") and the withd of the leaves up to 2 cm (0.8"). Please let me know if you still want to see the plant, than I will take another photo.
 
Last edited:

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
.......My var. eburneum only lasts 7-10 days, so they might just be short-lived flowers in general?
It was my first P. micranthum that I flowered so I didn't have any experience how long the flowers will last. Maybe you're right and they are similar short living ones as the flowers of Paph. Ho Chi Minh ?
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2017
Messages
1,380
Reaction score
544
Location
Chicago
Brucher, I took the photos last saturday morning and today mornig....I cut off the flower spike.
If you are pleased with the measurements of the plant, here they are. She's still a single growth plant, leafspan 18 cm (7.1") and the with of the leaves up to 2 cm (0.8"). Please let me know if you still want to see the plant, than I will take another photo.
Aww thank you. I will ALWAYS want at least one photo of the whole plant.
 

dodidoki

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2009
Messages
2,729
Reaction score
1,758
I think that micranthum is not an easy to bloom, so congrats on blooming.My personal memory is when I saw a blooming micranthum in a show several years ago.That was the moment when I fell in love with slippers.🥰
 

dodidoki

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2009
Messages
2,729
Reaction score
1,758
My experience with them: high humidity but just a little watering, maybe once per week in winter, rough, stone based media with a little bark, cool temp.
 

Tom-DE

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2012
Messages
953
Reaction score
251
micranthum can last for weeks in cooler conditions
I disagree with that. I grew all of my micramthum cool (50-75F, even cooler than that in winter, good rh)and all of the flowers only lasted about 10 days or shorter. That goes to Magic Lanterns too(about 10-14 days)
 

JustinR

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 19, 2021
Messages
97
Reaction score
70
Congratulations Rudolf, well done. Is that var eburneum or some such? It is very pale compared to mine... It bloomed 2 years ago and is very slowly developing three new growths while I wait patiently for the next blooming :) I recall that mine remained in flower for a long time, more than a month I'm sure.
20200411_101242.jpg
 

GuRu

experienced greenhorn
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
4,996
Reaction score
1,295
Location
GERMANY
Congratulations Rudolf, well done. Is that var eburneum or some such? It is very pale compared to mine......
Thanks Justin.
I bought it as Paph. micranthum and although its flower looks var. eburneum like I won't change her name without to be sure and without evidences. Furthermore I read in the new book of O. Gruss about the features of var. eburneum:
- smaller bloom (? so far I can't compaire this) and the pouch without dark veining (+ appropriate)
- creme pouch with a pink colouration at the base (+ appropriate)
- leaves dark green only faint motteled silver-pale green (- I think the leaves are normal motteled)
- leaf tips more rotund not so pointed as it is with the normal micranthum (- pointed leaf tips)

So I think Pah. micranthum should be its correct name.
 
Top