Originally Posted by silken
I have a mix of hybrids and species. Some are seedlings too so I won't see blooms for a while. I have a NOID that I think is a maudiae and a Deperle that is maybe one of the best for growth. Also my spicerianum bloomed recently. Then I have a small Harold Koopowitz, St. Swithin seedling, Lynleigh Koopowitz that bloomed last summer, Fanaticum that might be a year from blooming. a Ho Chi Minh that bloomed a few years ago and not since. I have a bulldog Pahp that I bought in bloom last Feb. but is not showing a spike at all yet. I have a couple more but very small. So I don't get many slipper blooms! I just pre-ordered a Angel Hair and a lowii from Ten Shin. Gee, I didn't realize I had so many!!
Wow~ You have lots of differnt stuff! It will be very fun to see when they all come to bloom one day.
Deperle is so pretty in bloom and leaves are nice too I think. Ho Chi Minh is basically the same as Delenatii I read, or sceintists are still trying to figure out. They sure look very similar though! I thought it was supposed to be easy like Delenatii. maybe not.
It does have specific watering needs because of the rain season in its natural habitat. Do you give them enough water at right times? If not, they may not flower along with temperature variation.
I do have a few bulldogs. Unless you have large multi fanned plants of various size, they usually do not flower every year as fans take over a year to mature under regular home environment. At least that is my experience.
Newer complex hybrids with some warm growing species in the breeding background can grow fast and bloom more often. I have Pacific Shamrock (well known green complex) and henryanum (warm growing) cross, and this one grows fast and bloom twice a year. It produces very glossy and beautiful apple green flowers.
I most have maudiae paphs, so mine all grow pretty fast and bloom at least twice a year. and they all last like two three months. I love them!!!!
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Originally Posted by The Orchid Boy
Nice buds and blooms!
I don't have many paphs. I have a delenatii, 2 P. Magical Venus, a sanderianum that takes 2-4 years to mature a growth, a medium to large gratrixianum seedling, and a compot of P. liemianum 'Birchwood' (x self) that has around 25-35 flasklings, I plan on growing at least half of the liemianums to blooming. I plan on getting the 2 other varieties of delenatii and a belatullum from Orchid Inn at the local show soon.
How many paphs do you have NYCorchidman?
I have about thirty paphs, most them are maudiae of different colors. then complex and some others.
I bought all of them in bud as I like to know what I'm buying for sure and I found that paphs can look VERY different within the grex as most are grown from seeds.
My ideal paph shopping will be visiting some nurseries with tons of paphs in bloom and picking whatever I like.
Also, I have bought quite a few seedlings (as they were cheap) and then wait for the flowers to show up. Then I only keep the ones I like. I usually dump out many. (many are down right ugly, wrong shape, wrong color or both!!!)
I wouldn't mind buying lots of seedlings and bloomed them out as you never know what you will have.
For now, I only buy ones in bloom so I know what I'm buying.