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eds

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This is my first ever multifloral paph flower!

I've had this plant about 18 months. When it was bought it was two fans, it's now 5 fans and a few small starts down in the leaves too.

Not the cleanest of dorsals but it'll do for me! The first flower has been open for just two days so there might be a bit more extension to come on the wings. They are currently 17cm natural spread. There are three more flowers coming I think (not sure if there might be fifth flower in the end bud or not).

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Nice flower and well grown plant which more than doubled the fans within 18 months. Well done.
 

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The DS looks good. Enjoy the moment!!!
 

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Fantastic! What do you mean by 'not the cleanest of dorsals'? Great shots.
 

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Fantastic! What do you mean by 'not the cleanest of dorsals'? Great shots.
Some plants I've seen have nice, straight, distinct stripes on the dorsal with clear areas between. Mine has some extra lines in these spaces that join up the lines.

I've got three flowers open now and the first hit a natural spread of just over 22cm. When the fourth opens I'll post some more pictures.
 

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Thanks for explaining that eds. Your plant is fantastic. Privileged to see it here!! Looking forward to those extra pics. 22 cm spread! Dinner plate size!!
 
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All four flowers have finally opened.

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The bottom flower maxed out at 22.3cm natural spread but then a slug nibbled the end of one petal! 🤬

It's still looking ok though,
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