Paphiopedilum St. Swithin

A rather large plant in my collection, Paphiopedilum St. Swithin (rothschildianum x philippinense), a classic cross registered back at the turn of the last century. The tag actually says Paphiopedilum philippinense, but this is abviously not the case… though most likely a St. Swithin. Regardless, it is an impressive multi-floral primary hybrid from the subgenus Polyantha and it sure does command respect when in blooms. The beautifully striped flowers measure nearly 10 cm tall with a petal wingspan of […]

By |2016-11-16T20:11:23+02:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: My orchids, Orchid blog|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Paphiopedilum purpuratum

This stunning species hail from southeastern China and Vietnam where it grows at elevations of 500-1400 meters. It is a small and fairly easy going species. It does not require a whole lot of light and can handle a wide temperature range from warm to intermediate and a grows either terrestrially or as a lithopyhte on limestone cliffs in nature. The leaves are beautifully mottled in a pale and dark green rather graphic modern camo pattern. Commonly called the purple Paphiopedilum it is as to be […]

By |2015-10-16T15:13:02+02:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: My orchids, Orchid blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Paphiopedilum purpuratum

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+02:00February 3rd, 2013|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Paphiopedilum niveum

Paphiopedilum niveumA small, warm to hot growing, calcicoles terrestrial species from Southeast Asia where it grows in shaded limestone fissures from sea level up to about 200 meters. This is, in my opinion, the most beautiful species in the lovely Brachypetalus subgenus, a group of Paphiopedilum priced for its beautifully mottled or tessellated leaves. In the case of Paphiopedilum niveum the snow white flower is complemented by stunning blue-gray mottled leaves […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:40+02:00September 29th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Paphiopedilum Magic Lantern

Paphiopedilum Magic LanternI just adore Paphiopedilum micranthum, but I have not managed to keep my pure species plant alive, so instead I have to “settle” for the offspring in the several primary hybrids with micranthum that I grow, this being one of them. Paphiopedilum Magic Lantern is a very successful cross between Pmicranthum x delenatii. Sweet and easy to grow (yet slightly boring… sorry) delenatii taming micranthum making […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:40+02:00August 25th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , |10 Comments

Paphiopedilum bellatulum

I got a small flask of Paphiopedilum bellatulum from Equatorial Plant Co in 2008 and deflasked them in August the same year. I have since traded all the seedling but one plant that I kept for myself and it is now blooming for the very first time, 3 years and 7 months later. I am like a proud momma! You really have to be patience when you raise orchid seedlings, but in this case it was more than […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+02:00April 28th, 2012|Categories: Flask babies, My orchids|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

Paphiopedilum fairrieanumI got this orchid from German grower Asendorfer at the Gothenburg Orchid Show in September of 2010. I think this is one of the more beautiful Paphiopedilum species around. This is the first time I have flowered one myself and I have really been looking forward to this moment. The flowers measure about 9 cm tall and although I really love the color combination it is the […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+02:00March 11th, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |6 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+02:00December 5th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Paphiopedilum philippinense

Paphiopedilum philippinenseThis is a fairly large, warm growing species from the exciting multi-floral Paphiopedilum Subgenus Polyantha. It is found at sea level up to 500 meters primarely in the Philippines, hence the name, but also down through north eastern Borneo. The leaves are thick and uniformly green and can grow to be 20-50 cm long, mine measuring about 30 cm. The size of the flowers can […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00August 4th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

Paphiopedilum sukhakuliiThis is a fantastic little intermediate to warm growing species hails from northeastern Thailand where it grows at elevations from 250 up to 1000 meters. It is often found near streams in sandy humus-rich loam mixed with leaf in light to moderate shade. I grow it in my intermediate growing room in a mix of bark and lava rocks, medium bright and evenly […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00July 6th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |3 Comments
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