Paphs delenatii dunkel & Ho Chi Minh

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I was amazed at the size difference in these two plants. I knew my dunkel was a small flower, but I didn't realize the Ho Chi Minh was that big! The flowers are on the same plane/distance from the camera.



 

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Beautiful HCM!
I have two and both are just adding more and more growths without ever flowering.
Thank goodness the leaves are pleasant to look at! lol
 

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The HCM is magnificent.
I can see the skulduggery, now, when they are back crossed to delenatii..............
 

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The HCM is very nice, I love the pink blush around the outside edges of the petals!

Also, just curious, how big is your dunkel? I have one in spike at the moment.
 

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I'll have to measure the dunked tomorrow, but it is a smaller flower than normal. This is the second flower on the same spike -- the first flower was a little bigger, but not as big as the average.

John, I've had 3 Ho Chi Minhs, and all their flowers lasted about two weeks. I'll let you know if this one is different.
 

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They're beautiful, Dot. Please let us know how long the HCM lasts. I have had a few clones of this hybrid and they all had very short flower lives.

As promised, John -- the flower showed a tiny bit of browning on the petal edges for the first time yesterday, and today, the flower is starting to droop just a little. Not bad for a Ho Chi Minh!
 
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