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ET flower :-) (paphiopedilum)

This is my latest acquisition :-) hihihi....
It is an orchid, a Paphiopedilum one. They call it here a Venusschoentje, or Venusslipper. I call paphs personally "ET flowers" for fun. They are so unusual they don't seem real. Or of this world :-)
I got this one for the bargain price of eur 8,95. It was very reasonably priced, especially considering that i bought it at a flower shop and not at a garden center. The plant looks very healthy and has a lot of shoots. That means i'm probably getting more flowers next time. I hope i can take good care of it and that everything goes fine :-)

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What conditions do these orchids enjoy? I believe they are warm and humid lovers - is that right? Good luck with it!

I only have Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium and Cymbidiums - I'd love to branch out to different species, but couldn't provide what they need, sadly. :-(

9 Jan, 2009


Lovely flower, very striking. Good luck with it!

9 Jan, 2009


Very unusual, beautiful bloom. I know what you mean about the ET flower. lol.

9 Jan, 2009


Now that's beautiful.

9 Jan, 2009


That's a beauty! Good bargain too. I've got a Paphiopedilum, mine is called Lady Slipper though. They're difinitely alien looking. I like them for their strange look. Good luck with yours :) Here's a link for Paphiopedilum care for anyone that is interested:

9 Jan, 2009


Thanks tasteyq, great website! Do you have a picture of your ladyslipper?
I'm curious!
I believe they need light, but not really strong one and certainly no exposure to sunlight. They also need plenty of water (in orchid terms speaking) Something like 2 to 3 times a week, which is a lot for an orchid. Definitely no soaking in water, though. Just giving water from above taking care not to leave water where leaves come together, otherwise the palnt could rot really fast, sometimes as fast as overnight by cold temperatures. I think these one is a warm growing paph. There are warm growing and cool growing ones, i've read.

10 Jan, 2009


This one is beautiful, I like the shade. Paph. is one of the orchids I've had longest. I've two, just happy as can be. I don't water much at all though it is in another container bottomed with gravel. Every week or two. It likes the cool in my cabin more than any others (65F 14C). Lots of indirect light. There is a native one here in Alaska I've got a pic of. Absolutely beautiful. I enjoy it most so far.

24 Feb, 2009


I love Paphiopedilum variety. Perhaps I will upload two Paphios within a few days.

19 Mar, 2009

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