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Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 PM
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Paph spicerianum

Here is my arrival photo of Paph spicerianum; wish me luck this is my first Paph!! I have it in a coir/dynarock/new zealand bark mix, repotted April 9, 2008. I will grow it under T5's in the very shady area off to the side with a few Phal species and mounts, about 700 fc. The first picture shows a few baby fans beginning to grow.
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PhalPal,

It was a wise choice to use a translucent pot for your first paph. This way you will be able to see how moist the mix is under the surface. It should always stay slightly moist. Sometimes when I describe it to new paph growers I say they like to be a little damp. I also think the species project has chosen well for which species paph to grow. In my opinion, spicerianum is one of the more forgiving and vigorous species.
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Thanks Kevin for the input. I added a little NZ bark to made my all around coir mix a little more moisture retentive. I'm loving the plastic pots and have nearly all my orchids in them now. It's fun to see little green root tips thru the plastic, let's me know everything is okay in there.
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UPDATE - I have a bud!!!!! My first paph bud!! I have been sooo busy with our remodel/contractors in my house I haven't taken a picture yet but will when it opens shortly. I'm so excited!

I also have FOUR catts blooming, a few of which are just gorgeous. I MUST get pictures because these are my first as well. That's what happens when I ignore my plants and don't HOVER quite so much. I'm too busy HOVERING over contractors! It's awful ladies, just awful having all these men in my house.....
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LoL I was beginning to wonder what happened to you. Surely you haven't been missing any Chargers games over this.

Congrats on the Paph bud! I can't wait to see it. I think you are the first of the Paph project growers to have yours bud!
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:38 PM
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Poooooor Connie. What you have to put up with... Congrats on the buds, though. Can't wait for the pictures. Forget the contractors and get us those pics!!
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Believe me girls they must be watched......from the front, the back, the side, and oh yeah of course keep track of what they are up to!!!!
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Believe me girls they must be watched......from the front, the back, the side, and oh yeah of course keep track of what they are up to!!!!
I just had the nicest visual in my head....thanks phalpal !

Congrats on the bud and the spikes!!! Pics please...then you can go back to watching.
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Congrats on the bud and the spikes!!! Pics please...then you can go back to watching.
LoL, I'm sure she meant pics of the 'chids.

But you can feel free to send some of those to..... Hubba, hubba.
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My Paph. spicerianum is in spike also! I'll try to post an update and photo tomorrow night. (Fri) My life has been nuts trying to sell my house for over a year...Phalpal, I'm so excited!! Is your bud little? I'm used to bigger buds on Paphs, and this one is so little and cute!
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:30 PM
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LoL, I'm sure she meant pics of the 'chids.

But you can feel free to send some of those to..... Hubba, hubba.
OOPS! Yep...pics of the 'chids please.

BTW - my spicerianum is also in spike. First bloom for me and yes, mine seems teeny tiny compared to other paphs. I thought it was because my plant is so tiny.
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Believe me girls they must be watched......from the front, the back, the side, and oh yeah of course keep track of what they are up to!!!!
Connie, is that the men or the paph?????????????? OR BOTH ?????????????
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:33 AM
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....I jumped in on this thread at a very interesting moment...not sure what to think right now...LOL...anyhow, grats on the Paph!
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LoL, I'm sure she meant pics of the 'chids.

But you can feel free to send some of those to..... Hubba, hubba.
Are we going to talk about clouds soon? ...just thought I'd ask....
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Ahh sadness.....all the really cute ones left!! Cute or not, they sure can make a mess. Sorry no pics, I think that might be viewed as sexual harrassment.

My Paph spice still has not opened. I am hoping this is normal and the bud is not going to blast. I haven't moved it one bit. The stem is getting longer and it looks like it will open at any time. The waiting is agony!! What do you think from the pics???? It has looked just like this for two days.
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It doesn't look yellowed at all, I know that Paphs take a loooong time to open up!

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:42 PM
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I'd say it looks EXCELLENT (plant too!) - it is just testing your patience. I predict a great bloom soon!
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Paphs are very slow to open. But they are also slow to lose their bloom. They stay in bloom for quite a while. It looks good, to me!
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YEAH Yippee!! A little more pink is showing today so we are progressing!
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Heyyyyyyyy Way to go Connie, keep us posted with lots of pics.
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So you're planning to feed it to the cat??? (just noticed the bowl that it was in.) Yours looks way better than mine.
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Here he is!!!!!

Well my little Paph spice has opened! These pictures are lowsy and a bit blurry even though I used a tripod but you get the idea of how happy he is. I just today found a bud on another paph hybrid I have that I purchased in June while in bud. I'm thrilled that maybe he will be a twice a year bloomer!!!

I have three paphs and two have budded/bloomed....I think I'm beginning to really like paphs now.

I've named this Paph spice 'Jerry' for some reason. It's probably because when I see a paph I think of Kevin and his cat Gerald came to mind, so cheers to Gerald!!!!

Horrors Patti! Don't even think such a thought! He was dripping a bit and that is the first thing I could grab, but don't go giving my kitties any ideas.....they don't need additional input to get into mischief. I put him in this little tea cup so he wouldn't fall over. It helps to give a bit of perspective as well because his pot is so small. I think he's adorable.
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Congrats on the wonderful bloom. This makes me wish I would have joined this project as well.
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Wonderful! You all are so lucky. It's an adorable bloom I can't believe how tiny it is and it's so cute in that little teacup.
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How pretty! It looks great... A nice dorsal, and everything!! You did a nice job growing it! I think this will be one of my favorite plants.
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That is so cute...And ..............nice tea cup.....
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It is really pretty.
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