Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paph Weltz World 'Statuesque' x Rolling Thunder 'Pizzaz'

Paphiopedilum Weltz World 'Statuesque' x Rolling Thunder 'Pizzaz' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergAt the SCOS meeting last week I spent my raffle ticket money on a couple of Paphs. This Paphiopedilum Weltz World 'Statuesque' x Rolling Thunder 'Pizzaz' was one of them. The price was low and it is very beautiful. I am concerned about the roots since there is some wobble to the plant. I will worry about that after the flower is done.

Paphiopedilum Weltz World 'Statuesque' x Rolling Thunder 'Pizzaz' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Paphiopedilum (Paph) contains 100 species in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. They have no pseudobulb so need moderate shade, good humidity and regular year round watering with good air circulation. They are generally slow growing. Leaves indicate prefered temperature with those that are mottled grow warmer, and the solid green with only one flower grow intermediate to cool.

I don't talk much about Paphs but I have quite a few. I have had many of them for six years and have had only a couple of bloom. Now that the Catts have moved to Sonoma, I will be able to move them to brighter locations. Light level is almost always the problem when an orchid doesn't bloom.

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