Discussion in 'Paphiopedilum' started by emydura, Jun 9, 2019.
The spikes seem to get taller every year. Unfortunately, the flowers opened up in all directions.
my seedlings are growing very well
The flowers might "open[...] up in all directions", but, by Jove, how gorgeous they are! And what a well grown plant. Congrats!
Might one ask, where you got hold of the plant?
(Although, considering the geographical distance between our locations, I'm not too optimistisc of getting hold of a 'sib' or 'x self' of this splendid cultivar... but what does one say: where there is a pulse, there is hope! )
Thanks Jens. Yes, it is a special clone this one.
I bought it as a division from an orchid nursery here called Robertson Orchids for just $25. The clone itself originated from New Zealand (Papa Aroha Orchids). This clone has become quite widespread. There is a photo of it at a Japanese show.
I actually selfed this plant a couple of years back. These are the seedlings Stephen (OZPaph) is referring too. I literally have hundreds of these seedlings I am trying to get rid of. They are very vigorous growers. It is a pity I can't send them to you easily.
Very nice bloom
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