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CITES export Appendix I Species (Paphs and Phrags)
Beautiful mottled foliage, stately large flowers on tall stems. Select sib cross of 4th generation breeding.
Intro:Paph. curtisii was introduced by Curtis in 1882. It can be found growing in Sumatra.
The beautiful leaves are colored in whitish-green with dark blue-green veins which are connected
to squarish blue-green tessellations. This plant is easy growing, easy to flower, and will do well in
household temperatures. The stately flowers are large in size on tall 12 to 18 inch stems. This is an excellent form of the species as two select parents were used.Light:Low to medium. This plant prefers shade and will bleach easily if placed in too strong a light. Let
the leaves be your guide. Strong light will produce stunted leaves of very pale color. Not enough
light will produce dark green elongated floppy leaves.Humidity:50% or above. This plant requires high humidity all year round to do well. Utilize humidity trays if
at a windowsill, or a room humidifier. Greenhouses should have evaporative cooling systems
during the summer and a mist system under the benches during winter months to provide adequate
humidity.Water:This plant prefers rain water, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with pH less than
7.5 is also acceptable. During the growing season use copious amounts of water. During winter
months the plant should be somewhat rested, allowing the plant to dry out more at the roots
between watering. Maintain high humidity at all times.Fertilizer:We highly recommend using Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water if plants are planted in bark. Be sure to flush the mix with clear water only once per month to prevent fertilizer salt build up. For plants in moss or mounted on slabs feed every third or 4th watering as the moss holds a lot of nutrients.
GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using GrowMore with rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, add back in 5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium. Fertilize every other watering in the summer and every third watering in the winter.Flowering:This plant blooms during the summer months of May to June (in the Northern hemisphere). The
flowers are borne individually on a 12-16" stem. The flower has a deep chocolate-mahogany
pouch, with a dorsal sepal of white overlaid in green and mahogany veins, the petals are colored
in bronze mahogany overlaid with fine spotting and arch downwards and wave slightly. The petal
edges are covered with hairs. The 3-4" flowers are long-lasting and are useful in hybridizing.
There is also a albinistic variety called sanderae.Repotting:This plant prefers to be repotted in the early spring months before flowering. Utilize a medium
grade bark mix. Do not be too anxious to repot this plant. Repot only as the mix breaks down.