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Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-16-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By slipperfreak
It looks like a leaf to me.

It looks like a leaf to me.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 06-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By slipperfreak
I don't live in the UK but in a rather dry part...

I don't live in the UK but in a rather dry part of Canada, but I can tell you this: Cyps, especially big ones like reginae, like to be in the ground and will do their best that way. You have to use...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 06-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By slipperfreak
What a fantastic specimen of Cyp. Philipp! Their...

What a fantastic specimen of Cyp. Philipp! Their website is incredible - wish I could go there...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 06-07-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By slipperfreak
Yep, reginae is my avatar. They bloom for...

Yep, reginae is my avatar.

They bloom for about 2 weeks. Where you are they may last 3. Heat and drought affect the lifespan. When it's cool and moist (like in the UK?) they last longer. But, 3...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 06-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By slipperfreak
Congrats on your purchase! This is my favorite...

Congrats on your purchase! This is my favorite species - you can see why! How tall is it?
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-04-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By slipperfreak
Most Paphs other than complex hybrids will form...

Most Paphs other than complex hybrids will form clumps. Among the fastest to multiply are species like callosum and barbatum. The Maudiae type hybrids are usually very vigorous as well. Pinocchio is...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-03-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By slipperfreak
It's definitely possible that it's 5 years old....

It's definitely possible that it's 5 years old. Paphs are slow growers. Complex hybrids like this one also tend to shed their old growths quite quickly, and some of them remain at 1-2 growths, never...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By slipperfreak
It sounds like your roots are fine. The top...

It sounds like your roots are fine. The top growth is definitely abnormal though. I would recommend removing the flower spike, repotting into fresh bark mix, and start fertilizing at 1/2 strength...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-02-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,358
Posted By slipperfreak
That depends on if you want the sequential...

That depends on if you want the sequential bloomers (Cochlopetalums) or simultaneous ones (Pardalopetalum and Coryopedilum). Cochlopetalums like Pinocchio and victoria-regina have mostly pink or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,358
Posted By slipperfreak
I don't have "a" source for slippers, but rather...

I don't have "a" source for slippers, but rather many, both local and abroad. I have plants from Orchid Inn and Piping Rock Orchids (the latter sells kovachii), and they are both awesome. Paphanatics...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,358
Posted By slipperfreak
Yes, for me, because I chiefly grow slippers, I...

Yes, for me, because I chiefly grow slippers, I am forced to pay $30 and up for my plants. There are no $10 plants in the slipper world! $30, unless you get a good deal, will get you a lower-end...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,407
Posted By slipperfreak
Personally I almost never buy NOIDs and I prefer...

Personally I almost never buy NOIDs and I prefer to buy awarded plants, but can't always afford them and/or they aren't available. I also like to buy line-bred material from reputable breeders. This...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,358
Posted By slipperfreak
It does! I definitely fall into that category....

It does! I definitely fall into that category. But I don't spend my extra money on anything else. I still save and go to school, even with my obsession. But I'm also living at home. When I start...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,954
Posted By slipperfreak
Gorgeous. They are still about 3 weeks away here,...

Gorgeous. They are still about 3 weeks away here, maybe 4.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,358
Posted By slipperfreak
My philosophy is simply that you pay for...

My philosophy is simply that you pay for something based on how much you really want it. There really isn't a limit to how much I'll pay for something if it's high on my list, except (obviously) I...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-28-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By slipperfreak
Once a plant gets older (and happier), and...

Once a plant gets older (and happier), and produces multiple new growths at once, you can have multiple growths flowering at the same time once they mature.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-19-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By slipperfreak
Cyp kentuckiense is a larger plant with a much...

Cyp kentuckiense is a larger plant with a much larger flower than Cyp calceolus. The pouch is distinctly bucket-shaped, and white to cream in color (rarely yellow). It is single-flowered 99% of the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By slipperfreak
Thanks guys. I'll show you (please...

Thanks guys.



I'll show you (please excuse the mess in the background):


http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9309/010gr.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/010gr.jpg/)

From left to right.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By slipperfreak
Cypripedium kentuckiense

Yesterday was one of the most exciting days ever for me... Glen Decker visited my society and I had the opportunity to blow my wad on a number of his incredible plants... and on top of that, a (kind...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-15-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By slipperfreak
You're exactly right, Rosie!

You're exactly right, Rosie!
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By slipperfreak
Not all mottled leaved Paphs are Maudiae types....

Not all mottled leaved Paphs are Maudiae types. There are also Parvisepalums and Brachypetalums (species and hybrids). There are also the Paph species that are in the ancestry of the Maudiae types -...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By slipperfreak
The only time you need to cut off a spike (or...

The only time you need to cut off a spike (or wait) when repotting is when a bud is forming. Once the flower is open all that can really happen is the flower doesn't last as long if you repot. Paphs...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By slipperfreak
You DO NOT have to have a greenhouse to grow...

You DO NOT have to have a greenhouse to grow strap-leaved (plain green) Paphs.

Check out this link:

Paphiopedilum & Phragmipedium Intro Page - AnTec Laboratory (http://www.ladyslipper.com)
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-09-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By slipperfreak
That looks like a Maudiae type crossed with a...

That looks like a Maudiae type crossed with a complex.

Your medium seems fine. Do ensure you have drainage holes in the pot though!

You don't need to cut off the flower.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-05-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By slipperfreak
Oh well if it was a freebie then that's okay....

Oh well if it was a freebie then that's okay. Good luck with it!
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