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Pafinia is ranked among the most capricious orchids also because it imposes rather special requirements on temperatures. If the lighting for it can be moderate, then the comfortable temperature difference between day and night is enormous and not always recreated in living rooms. This is a heat-loving, specific orchid, which requires a careful analysis of the conditions of detention.
Lighting and placement
This orchid grows equally well in both natural and artificial lighting. Pafinia can be grown completely on artificial illumination or with partial illumination.
For papinias comfortable not diffused bright lighting, which is preferred by most indoor orchids, and shaded places and even a slight shadow. Continue reading
Papinia flower stalks are curved and bizarre. They develop almost at the base of the pseudobulbs, most often arcuate and rarely pleasing with straight lines. Due to the low location of the peduncle during flowering, it seems as if the flowers only slightly rise or hang under the bushes.
Flowers with a diameter of about 9 cm look huge for this neat orchid, but in some species they are even able to grow up to 15-20 cm in diameter. Despite its exotic nature, the structure of the flowers is not at all outlandish. Ovoid, with a very pointed tip, petals and sepals create a beautiful, inverted and quite symmetrical flower.
The central sepal is located under the lateral, the two upper petals and the central sepal are colored similarly (identically), with bright white stripes. Continue reading