Paphiopedilum Vietnamense - First Bloom

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Hi Everyone, here's my first bloom of p. vietnamense, purchased from Cloud's sometime in early 2018. It got a little too much sun in 2019 which bleached and faded the leaves, but it's rebounded nicely. No new growths are visible just yet, and while there was a second bud, it's browned/blasted. Grown in orchiata, under random LEDs strips from Amazon, and the pot is ~4" diameter.
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Maybe not perfect first bloom, but it's gorgeous anyway. That Paph. is just pretty all over.
 

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Very nice! Is there anyone here who ever had it to bloom several times?As I know it usually dies slowly after blooming.Once I got one, bloomed two times and died too after 3 years.
 

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Beautiful and congrats.
I am most interested in how long the blooms lives. Any crosses I have with vietnamenese blooms only last 6-9 days for me.
Enjoy and thanks
 

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Good job…not an easy specie for me. Bloomed but blasted before opening…New growth struggled, old growth died. Two years later the new growth actually looks healthy.
 

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Very nice! Is there anyone here who ever had it to bloom several times?As I know it usually dies slowly after blooming.Once I got one, bloomed two times and died too after 3 years.
Mine bloom every year, unless they don't bloom in a given year. If I occasionally lose a plant it seems to happen mid-year and not connected to blooming.
 

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Beautiful and congrats.
I am most interested in how long the blooms lives. Any crosses I have with vietnamenese blooms only last 6-9 days for me.
Enjoy and thanks
Here's a picture from June 06 to give you an idea of how long it's been open. The pictures in the first post were taken on June 17. I was away for work June 06-17 and worried what I would come home to, but luckily it's still in decent shape for me to enjoy.
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Good job…not an easy specie for me. Bloomed but blasted before opening…New growth struggled, old growth died. Two years later the new growth actually looks healthy.
Thanks! I was worried about the bud blasting after reading about people's experiences with this species, and I have a micranthum that last bloomed in 2012, blasted in 2018, blasted again in 2019, and I'm still waiting with hope...
 

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Hi Everyone, here's my first bloom of p. vietnamense, purchased from Cloud's sometime in early 2018. It got a little too much sun in 2019 which bleached and faded the leaves, but it's rebounded nicely. No new growths are visible just yet, and while there was a second bud, it's browned/blasted. Grown in orchiata, under random LEDs strips from Amazon, and the pot is ~4" diameter.
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Nice color.
 

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This is a beautiful Paph. vietnamense. In my eyes the flower is above the average and the patterns of the foliage is great......but I would have removes the withered leaves before taking a photo.
 

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Not bad. Thanks for sharing. Blooms in Canada may last longer because they probably came thru Eric, from line bred Chinese plants.
 
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