Collector of new, rare and albino paph species
- Feb 1, 2019
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- TORONTO CANADA
Hehe... this plant is in the foster GH while the mother plant is with me.Wow look at that wing span, Is this growing under your lights or is it in the Dr. L large cattleya foster program … where do I sign up to foster a stray Catt?!
Terry, the Chadwick divisions list has gaskelliana clones for sale.Difficult to find special gaskelliana without special contacts. Chadwicks have a few. I have only a single struggling plant (coerulea) from Orchids Limited - a colchicine treated ('Expo Vallencia' x self) so it will be years before I see a good flowering. The only other taste of gaskelliana I have been able to get is a remake of Suzanne Hye through Orchids Limited that uses 4N mossiae and gaskelliana coerulea. Not sure the color we will end up with but not alba. It is great fun to see these pictures of more rare unifoliate species.
Yes. I thought about it. But, I really like being able to get seedlings if they are species sib crossings or selfings and it is rare to find these. I also like being able to get remakes of classic primary hybrids. Its stupid because it means many years of watching and waiting and who knows if I even get to see them bloom. But, there is the mystery and anticipation. Sometimes you get something unique and great. The mystery usually wins out for me so I wait for crosses from Orchids Limited. The other issue is virus. I tested my whole collection and cleaned out anything positive (all of my Phals and a minority of Cattleyas but hardly any that had been bought as seedlings.) I am wary of divisions of older cultivars of Cattleyas. Mericlones are a little safer, but I am a cautious one.Terry, the Chadwick divisions list has gaskelliana clones for sale.
Thanks, David. You are such a better world shopper than I am. I am almost exclusively an Orchids Limited buyer! There are limits to my approach, but also some advantages.Terry
I am pretty sure that the Chadwick’s test for virus. They have a special bench where they keep those too valuable to bin.
check out this website of Steve Christoffersen. Lots of seedlings and virus free divisions. He changes it every Sunday evening.4331steven All Categories. Shop the Largest Selection, Click to See! Search eBay faster with PicClick. Money Back Guarantee ensures YOU receive the item you ordered or get your money back.picclick.com