I got deliveries from two Swedish vendors today, one was expected, the other came as a very pleasant surprise.
The ones that made me overjoyed were the two Paphs, one hainanense and one Maudiae Vinicolor 'Schwartze Madonna'.
They both had some mechanical damage on some of their leaves, but nothing much really. Their roots were in excellent shape, and despite the hainanense having three fans and the "black Madonna" only one, the leafspan on the hainanense is still smaller than on the black Madonna.
Here you have the new guys, first out is my Paph. Maudiae Vinicolor 'Schwartze Madonna':
Next is my Paph. hainanense:
The HUGE let down though, was the Phal. stuartiana. Since the one I ordered from Schwerter upped and died over there, I ordered a new one from one of the Swedish vendors. I payed full price, 44.60USD or 34EUR, for this stuartiana and had expected something a bit bigger than what I got. What I got was a plant with three short leaves, of which one has some sort of strange spots, and three healthy roots. It had six roots, but three of those were either dead or dying so I cut them off. I feel that this was a heck load of money for nothing much at all really and I'm ponderin about whether I should demand part of the money back or not. I hope it'll survive anyway...
And here's Mr let down, the Phal. stuartiana:
The spots on one of the leaves: