Paphiopedilum Ho Chi MinhGesundheit! No, seriously… Ho Chi Minh is the name of my lovely easter flower this year. Yes, of course it’s an orchid!  I bought this one from Karge at an orchid show a few weeks ago, and now the bud has finally opened. Just in time for the easter weekend!

It is a primary hybrid from the Parvisepalum subgenus (vietnamense x delenatii). Unfortunately the flowers of this particular Paphiopedilum does not last very long, usually only a few weeks. Hmm what’s that quote from Bladerunner… “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long…”  Well, at least there is a second bud on deck behind this one so that is always nice to look forward to. Happy easter!