Paphiopedilum venustum ‘Almost Martian’

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Happypaphy7

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I never had much luck blooming this species. I threw away entire batch last year. The space was quickly claimed by other paphs 😂
 

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They do like lots of water in summer and never dry out. Using an inert material like an orchiata/charcoal/perlite mix is best to prevent root rot. In winter, moist but not wet.

I water them more often than other paphs, except the wardiis, which is also wet all summer (dryer in winter).
 

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They do like lots of water in summer and never dry out. Using an inert material like an orchiata/charcoal/perlite mix is best to prevent root rot. In winter, moist but not wet.

I water them more often than other paphs, except the wardiis, which is also wet all summer (dryer in winter).
It was disappointing because they are about the easiest & most vigorous out of flask. They grew big fast. I kept one big compot to myself. The plants got big & looked great but never ever bloomed and then I lost interest being busy with parvis. Then, I just tossed the whole thing on one sunday morning. It was so liberating! 😂
 
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