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Paph. Armeniacum

Posted by bandraman 9a (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 14, 11 at 20:47

Am looking to buy a well established P. Armeniacum - any ideas as to where I might find one at a resonable price? Also, what is the best growing medium for these plants?


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RE: Paph. Armeniacum

I like orchid inn ltd, I think he is in Illinois or Indiana. The owner, Sam, is well know in the multi floral slipper orchid breeding world. He also has given more than one talk to my club and always brings top notch stuff. How his sizes or prices compare to others, I do not know. But I have at least 6 of his personal crosses and several species from him and they are all very nice. Mine are in baby bark- but you will need to decide for yourself depending on your conditions.

RE: Paph. Armeniacum

  • Posted by bob8 z5 NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 15, 11 at 14:31

Another place to consider is Parkside Orchids in PA. I know Sam and have bought many of his plants. I would like to say that in my option when Orchid Inn says that the plant is blooming size that many times it is a year or so from blooming size. I'm not infering that he lies. My thoughts are that he has say 100 or more seedling, 3 or 4 bloom first so he assumes the rest of them are now blooming size. One way to be sure to get a blooming size with Orchid Inn is to request on in bud or sheath. Sometimes he charges $5 extra for in bud plants. I will say that I have seen him sell in bud and or sheath plants that where indeed blooming size. I do buy lots of plants from Sam, it's just that I expect them a little smaller then advertised. This is when he is talking near blooming size or blooming size. If he states they are so many c.m. in leaf span they are exactly that or possible slightly larger. A great way to get plants from Sam if you aren't looking for a particular specie or cross is to get his beginer package. I'm no beginer but do buy that package as they are usually the size he advertised or larger and are a great value of quality breeding. One more thing, if you are requesting a armeniacum in bud, request just that. Armeniacum are one of the paphs. that stay in sheath forever. Sometimes for 6 or 9 months. They sheaths blast pretty easy but a bud does not. Good luck on your hunt. Please let us know how you make out.

RE: Paph. Armeniacum

Thanks a ton for your detailed feedback. I will call both places tomorrow to check if they have this paph.

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