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Been waiting for this one to finish its petal lengthening before taking any pics, but as I noticed the first flower is starting to brown I guess its done.

Pleased with the flower count and general form, but wish those petals were longer and the petals darker (the white-background photo is more accurate to the colour, a shell pink more than plum. My Canon makes reds look richer than they are, esp. in the sun.)

Would be interested to know to what extent petal length, colour and form can change between flowerings. Can I expect the next to look much different, and is there a way to encourage darker flowers with longer petals? I've heard more watering/humidity does the latter, but I don't think I could have done much more of that for this one.

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Fantastic flowers. Looks like you'll have multiple spikes soon, that is a sizeable specimen.


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Hi Chris. I got one of these from Malvern in 2016 but not showing any sign of flowering yet so I can't help you with your question --- lovely plant and flowers.
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I can't help you with your question

Nor can I but the Phillipinense is one of my fave paphs, a striking, majestic looking flower in any of its forms.....beautiful!

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And I can't help either, but I just wanted to say what a good looking plant you have there.

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Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Glad you like the look of the plant. If its current crop of new growths mature and flower together, it should have two spikes for the next two flowerings. Big 'if' of course!

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Hi Chris. I got one of these from Malvern in 2016 but not showing any sign of flowering yet so I can't help you with your question --- lovely plant and flowers.
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Ed, this one possibly benefitted from being outdoors this summer - the spike sheath was dormant for ages indoors and only started to grow once outside. Could be co-incidence though.


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Very nice plant Chris. The form/colour of the flowers will be about the same on future blooms. You may get more flowers as the plant grows in strength. They can also throw multiple spikes as the growths tend to mature fairly quickly. They normally prefer higher light levels to initiate good blooming. It does look a strong plant and should pick up speed. Flowers don't tend to last beyond 4-5 weeks but definitely one for the collection.

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They normally prefer higher light levels to initiate good blooming. It does look a strong plant and should pick up speed. Flowers don't tend to last beyond 4-5 weeks but definitely one for the collection.
Gary


Thanks Gary. Yes, the first flower is already fading, which is a few weeks sooner than I expected. Nice while it lasted though.
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