The story of a large Paph, aka THE EAGLE HAS OPENED

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  1. Feb 1, 2020 #21

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    That is an excellent wild form roth. Comgrats. Very much worth keeping!
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Absolutely amazing and thanks for showing it! I'll have to wait still several years to see my own roth's blooming...
     
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    It’s worth it!
     
  5. Feb 6, 2020 #25

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    Very nice. I picked up a roth v. roth (no other cultivar info on tag) at an orchid-only store near where I live in CO that had 5 mature near-bs growths (the store owner is a friend who admitted to me that had he known it was there, would not have sold it for a measly $65, ha!). Ive nurtured it for close on 3 years now. Looks great. Remarkably slow growing but super healthy foliage. Anyway, this just makes me anxious for the glorious day when signs of spikes appear. Jealous. Congrats!
     
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    wow 5 growths?!? That’s an amazing price...may we see photos? And please describe conditions? What I’ve picked up from roth people is that it really needs a lot of light, that for the plant to bloom it needs the foliage to turn a sort of chartreuse yellow-green. Mine is in an unfiltered south window. The leaves right now are actually greener because eve had only two bright days in the past month. But the bloom was built into the plant long before. What looks like a burn mark on the leaves is actually from when a bunch of plants crashed down onto it in an accident. It also seems to appreciate sprinklings of crushed oyster shell every few months. I want yours to bloom!! Hopefully all your growths at once!
     
  7. Feb 7, 2020 #27

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    Lol no update?
     
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    I hate to rain on your parade but has it ever flowered???
     
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    767B2099-42D9-400F-8CA2-5A1D560A5D58.jpeg 93B68FF1-C0FE-44D7-8DE8-66CFA804FC3F.jpeg Parade?? Yeah no, it has not yet flowered lol. Pics are from about a year ago
     

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    Looks great! Give it a little more light for the next year and regular feeding. You should see sheaths by winter, and then buds show in eary February.
     
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    Absolutely stunning plant and I will bet you it’s just not getting enough light to flower. Those leaves are dark. They should look a weird golden yellow-green that in any other plant would be sickly. I bet you increase the light this next year and they go off like a bomb. You won’t want to burn it, I’m sure, but you need to walk right up to that edge.

    “rain on your parade” is an idiom meaning “disappoint you,” he’s saying something is wrong.
     
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    do you have a pic of when you got it? I see the same 5 growths...it could be a compot if you bought it small.
     
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    It demonstrates how king should look!
     
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    Wow! I'd like to have that one...
     
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    @BrucherT can we see an update when all the flowers are open? Thx!
     
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    Oh! Sure my pleasure!
     

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    Very very nice! A keeper.
     
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    Wow!
     
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    Thank you so much, I’m enjoying sharing it, so nice to hear that I’m not alone in being awed by this being.
     
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    Thank you!!
     

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