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Persephone

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Here is my collection of 1 paph.
It is finally in bud.
I'll try to upload a couple of photos.
I promised myself that I would buy more only after this one bloomed.
It's been almost two years!
I have no idea of 'her' identity, but will update this thread and hopefully when and if she blooms someone can help me out with ID.
 

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Another

I wish I could figure out how to attach more than one photo.
 

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Another upload attempt

following Heather's instructions for photobucket- even though I don't quite understand them.:eek:
 
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congratulations! slippers can be easy or they can be hard! I think it is wonderful you got it to bud! :)

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Actually

that's the first African Violet that I have been able to keep alive and bloom. As a matter of fact I used it to encourage my Paph to bloom, asking it if it enjoyed being shown up by an African Violet. I think I need to get more of both, and I guess that we won't be having our morning coffee at that table much longer.

It seems to have started spiking just after I placed a vase of stargazer lilies on the table. I wondered if their strong scent triggered some sort of survival mechanism in my Paph sensing competition for resources.

OK, now you know, I do believe that plants are sentient. :eek:
 

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Congratulations! The first orchid I ever got to rebloom for me was a maudie type paph also. It feels so nice when you see that you finally got one to bloom! Now you had better make more room because a year from now, you will have more than 50 plants, trust me! I bet you can get that phal to bloom too if you put it somewhere that stays below 70-75 all day and night for a few weeks. Good luck!
 

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I'm in the process of killing one of the five African violets MoreWater [Ki] sent me. These are not a plant for a compulsive waterer! :(
 

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eric, let them dry out. Even the ones I have in s/h i let the reservoir get dry before I water again
 

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African Violet success....

I water it about once per week. Keep it in a deep saucer and put the water in the saucer. I use African Violet food each time I water. The table that is sits on is in a bay that has the larger window facing south. There is an old maple tree outside so none of the plants get burned.
 

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It's coming!

Here are a few shots of Persephone opening. Can anyone tell me what it is?
This is the one that I bought two years ago without a tag. OK, so maybe I threw it out or something. Please pardon the lack of photographic talent...I'm just learning and please indulge all the baby pictures.
 

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