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Paph. appletonianum

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Paphiopedilum appletonianum is from Thailand and Laos. This plant is a wonderful small to medium size with narrow mottled leaves. The flowers emerge from very tall stems (18-20") and are in colors of green and copper with pink to purple flush in the petals. Paph. appletonianum is a large family. This is from the secton which includes hainanense, wolterianum, robinsonii, johorensis, bullenianum, ceramensis, hookerae, and volonteanum. These plants actually do have a dry season from November through April. In greenhouses you need to provide this plant with a rest during December or Janaury, which means drier roots and cooler temperatures at night. These plants typically bloom once a year, but under proper greenhouse culture can bloom twice a year. They develop multiple growths and are reminiscent of a flock of birds when many of the growths bloom at the same time.

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