P. fairrieanum grows in India and Bhutan where it can be found growing near P. venustum. it was discovered in 1857, making it one of the earlier Paphs discovered. The English at the time grew them too hot in their hothouses, which ended up killing them so that by 1905, only one plant was known to exist in England. The great orchid collector, Frederick Sander, put out a prize of 1000 pounds for a plant and exclusive knowledge of its location. Many orchid hunters jumped at the chance, and three months after the offer was made, the species was rediscovered. Nearly 200 were eventually sold at auction, which ended up saving Sander & Co. from financial disaster.   

P. fairrieanum has a unique flower among Paph species. The unmistakable dorsal and upturned petals have made this species a favorite amongst collectors and hybridizers since its discovery 150 years ago. Its exotic appearance certainly contributed to the slipper orchid craze in the later 1800s, it has been an essential component of breeding programs every since. Bred for vigor and color, this Orchid Zone cross does not disappoint, and has produced very impressive examples of this species. If you're new to fairrieanums, these OZ plants are an excellent starting place. And if you're a long-time collector, what collection would be complete without the latest OZ fairrieanums?

 

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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 20:26

Paphiopedilum Leeanum

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(insigne x spicerianum)

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in February

 

 

Tom P. was awarded Best in Show for the Paphiopedilum alliance grown by an advanced grower for his Paphiopedilum Leeanum at the 2015 Pacific Orchid Exposition.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 15:39

Paphiopedilum Julius

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(lowii x rothschildianum)

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in February

 

Graceful, wide flowers many to a stem. Artfull presentation and strong color. Some pinky mauve on the tips of  the petals have occured on some of this grex.  The flowers can be 20cm wide on a 70cm high spike.

Cheryl P. earned 1st Place at the June 2015 NVOS Meeting for Show and Tell with her Paphiopedilum Julius 'Maria Tersa' FCC / CCM / AOS.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 06:27

Paphiopedilum helenae

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Paphiopedilum helenae

 

   
   
   
   
   

 

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:15

Paphiopedilum Franz Glanz

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(armeniacum x emersonii)

LIGHT Low - Medium
WATER see below
HUMIDITY see below
BLOOM yellow, pale yellow

 

constant air circulation will prevent disease problems and prevent leaf burn from the higher light levels.

 

Repot when the potting mix decomposes or the plant outgrows its container. Repot Dendrobium nobile when they have finished flowering. Do not repot plants in bud or flower. Medium size fir bark with coarse perlite is ideal. 

 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:14

Paphiopedilum Hengduan Grace Helen

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(helenae x Grace Darling)

 

LIGHT  
WATERING
let them dry out before watering them 
   
   
BLOOM October

 

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Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:02

Paphiopedilum armeniacum

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LIGHT bright, diffused light. It should not be exposed to direct sun
TEMPERATURES  
HUMIDITY / WATER  
FERTILIZER  
REST PERIOD  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 21:19

Paphiopedilum Petula's Presence

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(Majic Pulsar 'Pristine Red' x Petula's Mystery 'Dark Red')

LIGHT
low to medium indirect light
WATER
do not allow medium to dry out between waterings
HUMIDITY
70% is optimum, air movement is a must
TEMPERATURE
intermediate to warm tolerant
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in fall (purple / burgandy)

 

An amazing varied selection of blooms, from coloratum through flame to vini-color. The vinis have incredibly dark foliage. Select vinicolor cross which produces fine flowers in deep burgundy wine colors. Fantastic foliage! 

Patti T. earned 2nd Place at the 2015 September meeting of the NVOS with her Paphiopedilum Petula's Presence (Majic Pulsar 'Pristine Red' x Pegula's Mystery 'Dark Red').

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