Paph Magic Lantern (delenatii x micranthum)

orchidnickJune 17, 2014

Grow it in the cool house but it will do well intermediate. A huge flower on a small plant.

Nick

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orchidnick

Side view. Notice the next bud growing underneath the open flower. This one will bloom several times.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:15AM
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orchidnick

The whole plant. The flower is closer to the camera than the leaves of the plant making it look larger but it is a very large flower on a very small plant. First bloom.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:18AM
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westoh Z6

Nick,

It looks a little 'dimpled' for lack of better term. Hopefully the 2nd bud will 'fill out' more. Is it what you expected?

Good growing as always and great pics.

Bob

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 7:14AM
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orchidnick

It's what I expected except for the dimpling. I feel just like you, hopefully the second bud won't have it or maybe it will fill out in the next few days.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:00AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

I like......Very nice.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:27AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

I like......Very nice.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:28AM
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rrgg

Do you have any tips on getting delenatii hybrids like this to bloom? Compared to other paphs do you like to give them more or less light, drop in temperature at night, feeding, or anything else? Do they like a particular growing medium different from other paphs?

I ask because I have success blooming lots of other paphs, but these hybrids are always shy for me. Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 3:18PM
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