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Sadly I lost my labukensis :cry: , don't know why but this one, 2nd. year and 2nd. flowering.
I've moved it away from the brightest light & heat sources hoping the flowers will last longer this year ?
Still can't make my mind up about the scent, it has one but seems metallic to me :? not floral at all.

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they are not the easist to grow over here die to heat and light.

I use to have all 4 species but they died and sadly ive not been able to get hold of them again, but they flower are not long lasting at all. the longest they have lasted for me is two weeks and thats out doors.

I wont say how much mine.

Looks like you have quite a pale laycockii there great flower with a good amount of blooms to the spike, for your second flowering. Grand job.


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White can be such a pretty colour, particularly when, like this, it has a contrasting lip. Lovely plant.

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cricketerry wrote:
White can be such a pretty colour, particularly when, like this, it has a contrasting lip. Lovely plant.

Thanks Terry, it is in fact a very pale shell-pink, so pale that it does look white unless I move it around and probably isn't helped by my HID lights!
Like Chris, I think all the Para's are beautiful plants and would also get more if it wasn't the fact that they grow quite big but mostly because of the short flower life-span.
If I spend almost a year watering, feeding & looking after a plant, I want a bit more pay-back than just a week of flowers !

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Its only labukensis that get very large up to a 1meter length leafs laycockii and deniveri are smilare is sixe and serpantilingua is smaller.
There my plants that I use to have
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Its only labukensis that get very large up to a 1meter length leafs laycockii and deniveri are smilare is sixe and serpantilingua is smaller.
There my plants that I use to have
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I do like the deniveri on your link..... but :? not so sure about the Nelson Mandela hybrid, for me its starting to lose the naturalness of the flower shape and starting to look like a phal hybrid ! :shock:

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Deniveri is an expensive species, I do have to say Nelson Mandela hybrid is a lot nicer on real life than in pics.


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