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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:25 pm 
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After a good search finally got hold of 3 flasks I've been after for a while. At the Malvern Show, my order of Paph randsii, paph adductum and paph anitum finally arrived. Can say that I'm very pleased with all the flasks and have now potted them up in small orchiata after a soak in kelpmax. All look very healthy especially the adductum. A bit surprised to find after deflasking that some of the seedlings had between 2 & 5 growths. These didn't look like separate seedlings but part of the one growth with very good root systems. I didn't and would not have been able to separate these so potted them up as they were in the flask. Will possibly not feed for a few weeks but then very weak with a few doses of kelpmax along the way. It was a bit of a flying visit but managed to get round the stands and see some excellent plants. Spoke to a few I recognised and had a real good chat with Hsiao from In Charm whom I've known several years.

My greenhouse is now full and some of my other seedlings are growing fast. If anyone is interested, pm me as I may have for sale some of the kolopakingii & kolopakingii var topperi.

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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:29 am 
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Hmm looking really nice! Very healthy seedlings!
Sadly Paph kolopakingii isn't my fancy but if you have any others I'd love to get in touch!

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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:00 am 
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How did I miss this. Very nice plants some nice species will defo be instrested to see how the paph anitum turns out, I had a few hybrids of that one and a couple of adult plants in the orginal collection. The dark form is lovely.


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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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How did I miss this. Very nice plants some nice species will defo be instrested to see how the paph anitum turns out, I had a few hybrids of that one and a couple of adult plants in the orginal collection. The dark form is lovely.


I bought the anitum simply because of the darker dorsal. Should I get them to FS, I will be using them to breed further but that may a while away yet!!! My main aim is to get them to maturity, so fingers crossed and a few years. The next few months will be the difficult period. Here goes.

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Well with the way you grow they will do extremely well


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Wishing you the very best of luck with your culture Gary. My rothschildianum which you may have seen on the NEOS stand was one of Asendorfers breeding but he said that this one was the first he had seen in bloom --- and took a few picks --- the leafspan is barely 35cms and the span of the bloom is 24cms. Keep the pics coming of your seedlings please-- have you got them on a heated bed??

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:44 pm 
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Wishing you the very best of luck with your culture Gary. My rothschildianum which you may have seen on the NEOS stand was one of Asendorfers breeding but he said that this one was the first he had seen in bloom --- and took a few picks --- the leafspan is barely 35cms and the span of the bloom is 24cms. Keep the pics coming of your seedlings please-- have you got them on a heated bed??

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Yes Ed, their on a thermostatically controlled heatmat under some spectrum supp lighting. One of the areas I've been looking at is more supp lighting. Some of the gro light bulbs from Simply Control look good and with their very low energy consumption and I may look at a set up with these in mind. Another area was similar to yours with the heated sandbed. What amount of cable are you using for what area. Do you know what the consumption is?

You may find the plant's characteristics is compact but with excellent bloom potential. I do have a few roths and all of them are different in size and blooms. I still think the ls of the bloom will increase significantly as the plant becomes multigrowth and stronger. Nothing like a roth with multiple spikes!

Plants are doing well for you I've noticed so they must appreciate your culture so keep the photos coming. Out of the blue, I noticed my phrag kovachii is in spike. This will be a first bloom if it develops OK, so looking forward to that. sanderianum from Sam was at the Show which I was pleased with. Petal length reached 65 cm and the form was extremely promising, but cut the spike to save energy and encourage new growths.

Will keep you posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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Hi Gary. How on earth did I miss seeing your sanderianum? The soil heating cable I use with thermostat is 6m in a 6ft sand bed with the thermostat set at 25c. Its power consumption is 75w and I have two setups. They are not on a timer and I have noticed that my greenhouse temp (no heater in summer ) has never dropped below 19c even during the night. I water (flood!) the sand twice per week so that the humidity is always above 87%. Seems to be working OK with me but I will lower the sandbed temp to around15c in winter.
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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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Sounds good Ed. It's definitely something I need to look into along with the lighting. Should be easy to control with my moderately sized greenhouse and costs should be kept a minimum. I agree you do need to control the humidity in winter as this area has caused me problems before and I wish to avoid them again.

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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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Hi Gary!

Do you still have some seedlings left?

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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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Hi Gary would be interested in any seedlings you have for sale

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How are the seedling coming along Gary be interesting to see how they are progressing


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They have settled in nicely thanks. They are putting roots out and are picking up as they grow larger. I am supplementing the lighting by several hours and the heatmat is still running around 20C so I am still watering/feeding every other day. The average leaf length now is over 12 cm for the anitum. The adductum are growing a little bit slower but are healthly multi growth seedlings. The randsii are also picking up speed and I'm looking to see continued growth even over the winter and next year. No losses yet, so very pleased. I'll try and post some pics over the next few days if I can.

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I shall wait and see you have some nice species growing there.


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 Post subject: Re: Seedlings purchase
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These are 3 species I have been after for a while now, but have been hard to get. I also wanted good quality seedlings with excellent potential especially as I will one day hope to be breeding with them. Here are a few shots of them to date.

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All looking pretty good Gary. You certainly have the ' know-how ' in dealing with the seedlings. I'm probably only ' not-bad ' in dealing with large single growths. Hope all goes well in 2017 not only with the seedlings but wish you have great bloomings with your mature multis.

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They are looking very good, look like they are going to make very good plants.


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All looking pretty good Gary. You certainly have the ' know-how ' in dealing with the seedlings. I'm probably only ' not-bad ' in dealing with large single growths. Hope all goes well in 2017 not only with the seedlings but wish you have great bloomings with your mature multis.

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Hi Ed, from what I've seen, your multis grow very well and bloom beautifully. The seedlings were something I always wanted to experiment with as I've stated before, they seem easier to adapt than most mature larger plants. The larger plants are getting a complete change and new environment and may not initially like it. The seedlings, straight from flask will be new, and though need to be treated with care I feel adapt better. In a nutshell, they are "babies" and need to be treated like them. They are fed very weakly but often. You wouldn't give a baby a large 3 course meal!! I hope they keep progressing as they have done. I do hope some of my larger multis bloom in the new year which they look ready to do as I feel I've been waiting a good while for them to mature, fingers crossed. :pray:

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Was having a look back on the flask purchases I made over the last few years. The randsii are now over 18cm, anitum over 18cm & adductum are really looking healthy at over 19cm. I recently experimented with some feed mixes over the last few months and the results for this time of year are producing some astonishing results on everything from seedlings to fully mature plants. On seedlings I acquired a few years ago, sanderianum are now 23cm, and I now have some of the fairreanum in spike. That's in bud in under 3 years out of flask! The flowers will be out with the next month so will post then. Hope they are the quality the name suggests! Most of the the others have also made huge gains and may get to FS sooner than I first thought. A recent flask of Chiu Hua Dancer I got from Hsiao "In Charm" at Malvern have settled in very well and have doubled in size since June and I've not lost any yet. May acquire a few more flasks after this.

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Very good Gary, seedlings are a really good way of getting some great plants but you need patience and a certain amount of expertise to raise them from flask...........skills and qualities you obviously have.

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