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SlipperKing

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I got this one from Norman's Orchids years ago, Feb 2002 (hopefully before his virus issues:mad:). I'm not sure if it's the roebelenii type or a mixture of different varities:confused: The petals are 6.5 inches and the most that I've had is a count of three flowers.


 
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Very beautiful! Isn't the Monte Vista clone awarded?

You should email Norman Fang. He will tell what type of phil it is. He is an orchid judge.
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Very beautiful! Isn't the Monte Vista clone awarded?

You should email Norman Fang. He will tell what type of phil it is. He is an orchid judge.
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Peter,
At the time when I bought it there was no award attached to the tag. I will look into it.
It's funny, the first time this plant bloomed I thought I had been riped off. The flowers were little, nicely colored but very little twist in the petals. I thought "Dang! I paid too much for this" but I didn't sell it. I grew it on and the next repotting it came apart in two pcs. or I divided it, can't remember. I sold one divison and bloomed the other. It was a serious improvement over thr first blooming. Same great coloring but doubled flower size with good twisting in the petals that were held more on a horizonal plain. So I thought to myself this is a good example of the variety philippinense.
Now on this blooming more twisting ( I counted 8 turns) then before but the petals hang more downward. So you can see why I'm not sure of any variety status at this point.

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Peter,
At the time when I bought it there was no award attached to the tag. I will look into it.
It's funny, the first time this plant bloomed I thought I had been riped off. The flowers were little, nicely colored but very little twist in the petals. I thought "Dang! I paid too much for this" but I didn't sell it. I grew it on and the next repotting it came apart in two pcs. or I divided it, can't remember. I sold one divison and bloomed the other. It was a serious improvement over thr first blooming. Same great coloring but doubled flower size with good twisting in the petals that were held more on a horizonal plain. So I thought to myself this is a good example of the variety philippinense.
Now on this blooming more twisting ( I counted 8 turns) then before but the petals hang more downward. So you can see why I'm not sure of any variety status at this point.

Rick H
What kind of light levels is this plant getting? Maybe with more light the next blooming will increase the flower count. I like the confirmation and color of the flowers, but would like to see 4-5 flowers per spike.
 

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There's been no awarded 'Monte Vista' clone. However, there is an awarded 'Norman' clone.
 

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Norman's 'virus issues'

This reference is new to me; can you please elaborate?
 

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Rick,
I'm giving this plant the highest light levels I can give in the greenhouse. I would have to move it outside in a more explosed area. I don't own a light meter so I can't tell you what the light level is. All other genera bloom, cats, phrags, dendo, aerides the only exception that doesn't bloom to its full potential is nodosa.

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Rick,
I'm giving this plant the highest light levels I can give in the greenhouse. I would have to move it outside in a more explosed area. I don't own a light meter so I can't tell you what the light level is. All other genera bloom, cats, phrags, dendo, aerides the only exception that doesn't bloom to its full potential is nodosa.

Rick H
That sounds pretty good. Do you have any Vandas? They are probably a better "light test" for me than Catts for assessing "bright" light conditions.

Do you lime or oyster shell this plant?
 

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