Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Paphiopedilum appletonianum is a personal favorite in my collection. I know I say this every year, but everytime it blooms I feel this way so it must be true then. Not only do I like that the flowers last for several months I also adore the color combination and the purple-brown, lightly hairy and ridiculously long inflorescence often measuring up to half a meter long! The lovely light mottled leaves add some extra appeal even […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:25:38+02:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: My orchids, Orchid blog|Tags: , |4 Comments

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

This is a really nice Paphiopedilum species, personally one of my favorites. I love the color combination, the super long flower spikes and the gorgeous mottled leaves. It is a strong grower in my collection, it has nearly crawled out of its pot and this year it produced two flowers that opened within days of one another. Paphiopedilum appletonianum is a medium sized, warm to cool growing species that can grow either as a terrestrial, lithophyte […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:25:39+02:00 February 3rd, 2013|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Paphiopedilum appletonianumThis handsome fellow has been my main dinner-table decoration this season, and it is very good at its job. A stunning centerpiece with gorgeous compact mottled leaves with a super tall and slender inflorescence that won’t impede dinner conversations. I adore the little guy and would not mind having an entire window box of them blooming every Christmas – much better than any other […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:25:45+02:00 December 5th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Paphiopedilum appletonianumThis is a favorite Paphiopedilum in my collection. It is not particularly large or flashy as Paphiopedilum go, but it is boasting a magical color combination that either makes you think of green fairies or some lost scene from a Willy Wonka movie – depending of course on your imagination or penchant for the anise-flavoured spirits of late 19th-century Parisian artists… The naming however was not nearly as poetic as […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:25:50+02:00 January 22nd, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

Flask baby orchids status report

Orchid flask babiesThe flask baby project is progressing nicely… here you see the Phalaenopsis amboinensis babies.

The UK kids from Equatorial Plants are growing slowly… oh so slowly. For some you can see clear growth, especially Cattleya schilleriana and D. cyanocentrum. Even Paph. bellatulum and Phal. amboinensis (in the picture) are looking good, some are growing faster than others. Promenaea rollinsonii are […]