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Well, tis’ the season and all three delenatii plants have decided to bud in sync, heralding the start of the holidays!.....
Not three P. delenatii......but four Musketeers (you know they were four in the end), Leslie. Mine P. delenatii frm. vinicolor is just about to to blossom out, too. Good luck to yours. 👍
 

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Not three P. delenatii......but four Musketeers (you know they were four in the end), Leslie. Mine P. delenatii frm. vinicolor is just about to to blossom out, too. Good luck to yours. 👍
I forgot about the 4th. But there are two extra buds on these guys, so we’re covered for a 5th musketeer if needed lol.
 

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Hope not! Although I do want one. I love its broader petals. Mine has a very classic delanatii shape. I expect its cultural rather than genetic...😔
Any previous flower pics?
 

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Leslie, your three delenatii blooming together!!!That is very nice!!
Do your delenatii plants always bloom in this month? Mine flower in may.
 

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Leslie, your three delenatii blooming together!!!That is very nice!!
Do your delenatii plants always bloom in this month? Mine flower in may.
Yes usually they bloom Dec-Feb period.
Their blooming period is usually from Oct-May. So yours is still within range lol.
 

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I love the leaves on delenatii. That first phot shows very nice leaves!!
My old large plant found a new home earlier this year, but I have two seedling in low sheath at the moment and my fragrant album also in low sheath. Looks like they will all bloom around February or March.
 

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Musketeer Dumbo has opened! Other two just waking up!

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Ooo! Leslie, I like the soft lavender pink on the edges of the petals. Very nice... and a really nicely formed flat flower.
Mine has not spiked yet, but last year had just opened (2 flowers) for the Paph Forum in DC, (which is the end of Jan.) and gave me my first AOS award--a 79 pt. HCC. Conditions the same now, so anticipating!! What really sucks (forgive my bluntness) is that there will be no one to judge it this year.. Really sad, as the Paph Forum is one of my favorite shows of the year. Excellently done and all slippers with great speakers (Hadley Cash and Harold Koopowitz among them). Worth a trip to the U.S. next year (God willing post COVID) for you, as you have such great (and unusual) slippers!!!
 
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Ooo! Leslie, I like the soft lavender pink on the edges of the petals. Very nice... and a really nicely formed flat flower.
Mine has not spiked yet, but last year had just opened (2 flowers) for the Paph Forum in DC, (which is the end of Jan.) and gave me my first AOS award--a 79 pt. HCC. Conditions the same now, so anticipating!! What really sucks (forgive my bluntness) is that there will be no one to judge it this year.. Really sad, as the Paph Forum is one of my favorite shows of the year. Excellently done and all slippers with great speakers (Hadley Cash and Harold Koopowitz among them). Worth a trip to the U.S. next year (God willing post COVID) for you, as you have such great (and unusual) slippers!!!
Yours is a lovely one, and always memorable as your 'first'.

Don't worry, the show schedule will be back later in year or next year. You can assess the flower this year to see if it has improved over last year so that it can push for an upgrade to an AM next year. Usually if there is improvement in size, color, substance and more flowers (they can have 3 flowers), an upgrade is within reason. Then cut the spike off after a week of enjoying and let the plant grow stronger for the following show season.

And yes I do plan to go to the Paph forum, hopefully it will be in Hawaii next year! And perhaps get to meet some of you on here!
 

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