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Added a division that I'm really excited about to the collection today, roths 'Charles Edwards'. I know it is considered inferior to modern breeding but I think there is something to be said for preserving historic clones, especially jungle collected ones.
 

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Added a division that I'm really excited about to the collection today, roths 'Charles Edwards'. I know it is considered inferior to modern breeding but I think there is something to be said for preserving historic clones, especially jungle collected ones.
The plant appears correct. Congrats.
 

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I got it from Dale Martin, as far as I can tell his reputation is squeaky clean and previous purchases from him have been top notch. He gave a chain of custody on it and the tag has what I assume are repotting/division dates back to 1995.
 

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It is definitely CE. The plant has a unique "cupped" leaf shape.

Now to bloom it is another story :). I bought mine in spike in 2012. 7 years later not another sign of blooming (but the one plant is now three, having self divided over time).
 

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Added a division that I'm really excited about to the collection today, roths 'Charles Edwards'. I know it is considered inferior to modern breeding but I think there is something to be said for preserving historic clones, especially jungle collected ones.
I could not agree more. I believe we have a responsibility in perpetuity to grow everything we have taken out of habitat. I have a roth that I’m told was originally collected in 1954. It is a rangy but deliberately growing plant and my pride and joy. “Inferior” is in the eye of the beholder.
 

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A bit over a year later my collection has grown substantially. I've bloomed out some cool plants, including Charles E, submitted my first plant ever for judging and walked away with an 87 point AM, and made several crosses. My collection is bigger and better now than it has ever been and I can't wait to see what the future holds as plants continue to grow out and bloom.
 

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Gorgeous flowers, impressive stamina!

Congrats on the well deserved award - and for being an example to us all in proving good old Winston right: "Never, never never give up"!

Kind regards, Jens
 

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fun growing space.. i was about to ask how you like having those curved interior walls till i noticed the stitched together heater in the center of the photo :)

Very cool...
 

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I can't believe the multis and parvis look as good as they do after being grown in nasty potting soil, but the roots looked pretty miserable. Hopefully they like my culture better.

Since you were surprised with the "nasty" potting soil .
I am thinking with all of the fancy potting mixes the orchidists inventing, I wonder, what substrate do paphs grow on in nature?
There is an orchid garden in Vietnam , the owner put all hundreds of these hirsutissimum directly in the ground.
According to the one who taping the video, the only plants which did not thrive were the ones under deep tree shade, or damaged by the dogs chasing each other. he said, oh, I just grow them like "vietnamese water spinach vegetables"
Plants have very strong green leaves, flowers are large and strong color, absolute no fertilizer, maybe lightly water spray every 3 or 4 days.
Even more crazy, another orchid nursery grows dendrobium in soil mixing with rice hulls , coconut fiber, peanut shells
 
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Funny how his hirsutissimum growing space has a bunch of good oxalis ...just like mine :)
 

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