Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Gigantic' FCC/AOS x 'Samurai'

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emydura

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Thanks. Yes, that one hasn't been on his website for a while. But I thought he might still have FS plants in his nursery. I know when you buy his FS roth package, you get some roth crosses that he hasn't had for sale for some years.
 

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Outstanding. The size, petal stance, balance, and overall presentation are top notch. It’s going to be mind blowing on a mature plant, congrats! Sounds like it was a good cross for overall flower quality, it doesn’t always turn out that way!
 

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Lovely, this is a really outstandig P. roth clone. Congrats, David. 👌
 

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Love it. Do you use smaller media in the aquatic baskets than normal pots?
 

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I line the pot with sphagnum moss. For that size basket, I use 12-18 mm Orchiata bark for most of the pot and top it up with 9-12 mm bark. They grow in a humid greenhouse so they don't dry out too fast.
 

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Thanks David. I had read a reference to aquatic baskets some time ago so i got a bunch from WA and gave some a try. Initial trials were too dry so I reduced media size by one grade and still seemed the same but I'll give the sphag lining a try. Thanks for the advice.
john
 
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