User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  3
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Paphiopedilum supersuk "Eureka" AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie "Hsinying") x Sib tips

  1. #1
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Paphiopedilum supersuk "Eureka" AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie "Hsinying") x Sib tips

    So I picked up an impulse-buy plant (Or rather resist the impulse for several weeks and finally succumb.) It's a Paphiopedilum orchid. I have done poorly with a few Phalenopsis early in my growing, but feel ready to return to orchids.
    Despite my hubris, I have so many questions.

    To start, is this hybrid a sequential/multiple bloomer? there is a second bud on the flower stalk. I am wondering if is an abnormality because of bad care.


    Here is a picture of the foliage. Everything look ok?


    This is the media and roots. From what I have read I should get it out of the moss ASAP. However, I'm sort of lazy with watering, and I'm wondering if sphag is a decent medium for Paphiopedilum.


    This plant is growing in an east-facing windowsill in NW United States. It gets morning sun and light shade for the rest of the day. I water it when the top of the media is dry, and the rest of the media seems barely moist. Portland metro area is unpredictable, but temps are anywhere from 100-50/60 to 60-50 day/night temperatures.

    Any advice is super helpful! Thanks TF!

  2. #2
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I guess I'm doing okay with it. It has the start of two new growths, and the second bud is continuing to develop. Pictures to follow.
    Last edited by cwatson1414; 09-08-2016 at 12:40 AM.

  3. #3
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    New growths:


    Second bud:

  4. #4
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Seond flower opened. It's a little smaller than the first.
    See some good roots in the pot too, so I guess everything is ok.

  5. #5
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    It did pretty well through my move. It was attacked by mold, but it went away with a sulphur solution. I moved it to bark and to a much brighter location. It has responded by growing vigorously. The other lead even woke up.

  6. #6
    Lotsa blue bluemax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington State
    Posts
    2,153
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    'Sorry I didn't see this thread sooner. My suggestion regarding light levels is to look at the color of the foliage. If the pattern and color is fading that might mean the light levels are too high. Paphs generally like what might be described as 'bright, filtered light' which is dimmer than full-on direct sun. I know there is a lot water under the bridge since you first asked but I use a mix of sphagnum, orchid bark and perlite to pot mine in. I am guessing that by now you know that multiple flowers is a good sign. I wish you success! I think the tropical lady slipper orchids are amazing.
    Last edited by bluemax; 01-28-2017 at 01:19 PM.
    - Mark

  7. #7
    cwatson1414's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the tips! Sounds like we are using the same mix, that's reassuring! The leaf mottling has faded a bit. Maybe I'll pull it back from the window.

  8. #8
    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    4,064
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice - I've got that cross or the mother (long since lost the tag) but I've never got it to double bloom! If it's anything like mine, it'll be pretty easy to please. It's the first orchid I've got to bloom regularly that wasn't a Phalaenopsis.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2016, 06:17 PM
  2. Sarracenia catesbaei "heavily veined" x flava ornata "black veins" Bulloch Co., GA
    By philcula in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-09-2015, 10:20 AM
  3. Heliamphora sp. "Akopan," "Amuri," "Angasima" . . .
    By BigBella in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 10-14-2009, 02:34 AM
  4. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-29-2008, 06:33 PM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 12:30 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •