The story of a small Paph

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  1. Apr 7, 2019 #1

    Hoppy

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    I have been watching you all from afar for a year now.
    Studying you all. Quietly learning.
    Not feeling I had anything to add...

    Back in December 2015, I received a small, unlabelled single fan of a slipper orchid. It was a ‘going away present’ from a patient named Fred when I was moving 1000 km from Sydney to regional Victoria.
    The only plants that moved with me were the little orchid and my double gloxinias.
    Winter of 2016, the orchid and the gloxinias sat at my Mum’s house, cold and wet under shade cloth west of Melbourne as my rental had no suitable area for any plants.

    Summer 2017, I moved to a more suitable home and took the little Paph (still only a single fan), and the surviving gloxinias to their new home. That winter, due to the cold, they all moved to the bathroom.
    The Paph put up a single spike and revealed itself to be Paphiopedilum insigne.

    I was smitten. I didn’t know I even liked slipper orchids. I thought they were weird, difficult and boring, only putting up 1 flower was nothing to get excited about. How wrong I was.

    Beginning of 2018, I bought a few plants from Nicky Zurcher. P Pepperpuddle was in bud when I bought it and the floodgates opened...
     
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    Welcome! And thanks for your little story!
    It would be nice to see a photo of your Paph. Pepperpuddle in the photo section
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2019 at 11:33 AM #4

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    Sorry, fibre, I did not take a photo of Pepperpuddle last year.It appears in low bud at the moment this year so there may be another opportunity shortly.
    Thank you, for the Replies and Likes fibre, Edward Steeley and NYEric.

    Here is a photo of my little Paph insigne now. It’s come a long way since the poor bedraggled little single fan September 2016. Excited to have 3 buds close to opening.
     

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    Oops, sorry Edward Seeley. Stupid predictive text changed your spelling.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2019 at 9:16 PM #6

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    No problem - been called worse.

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