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Paphiopedilum godefroyae ‘Mochi Ball’

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DrLeslieEe

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My only ‘normal type’ godefroyae is finally opened after a disasterous incident where I knocked off the second bud last week by mistake on another growth. It was so disheartening.

But this huge round flat flower made up for it. At 9 cm NS and petals 5 x 5 cm, it’s almost a perfect circle. I named him ‘Mochi Ball’ because it reminds me of the Japanese rice ball dessert.
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Nice surprise. Two flowers would of been too much for STers to handle. It's for the best you knock the second bud!:p
 

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Not only is the flower absolutely gorgeous the entire plant looks so healthy and happy. I'm going to my plant room right now to show this picture to my godefroyae!
 

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The line bred flat & round is ok, I enjoy the variation in the species as well, just my personal preference...
 

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Not only is the flower absolutely gorgeous the entire plant looks so healthy and happy. I'm going to my plant room right now to show this picture to my godefroyae!
I have done that many times but doesn't seem to work as well as they don't seem to have eyes. That or they simply ignore me LOL.
 

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Very impressive flower and a well grown plant. Congrats.
Leslie I'm sure you're about to train secretly with two or three balls to handle multi flowering Paphs safely. :)
 
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Very impressive flower and a well grown plant. Congrats.
Leslie I'm sure you're about to train secretly with two or tree balls to handle multi flowering Paphs safely. :)
Yes, with the orchid Kungfu master! LOL
 

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My only ‘normal type’ godefroyae is finally opened after a disasterous incident where I knocked off the second bud last week by mistake on another growth. It was so disheartening.

But this huge round flat flower made up for it. At 9 cm NS and petals 5 x 5 cm, it’s almost a perfect circle. I named him ‘Mochi Ball’ because it reminds me of the Japanese rice ball dessert.
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Call it what you like, it's a very good clone and (almost!) a true leucochilum. Congrats!
 
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