Phrag. Schroederae in bloom

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Michael Bonda

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My favorite orchid of all time. The first slipper I ever saw 35 years ago at the Buffalo NY Botanical Gardens. That is when the addiction started. My original plant from them perished in Florida 15 years ago but now I have a temperature controlled Pergola. This plant was purchased from Rob of Littlefrogfarm.com last year. Very pleased with the 2 spikes.

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Still in bloom.
Last 2 flowers on the two spikes.
I have enjoyed this plant flowers for at least 7 weeks now:
Tried to pollinate with Phrag. Stairway to Heaven (wallisii x humboldtii) without success - I still have trouble with pollinating Phrags. successfully:1624718942654.jpeg
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Lovely! IMHO, the best pre-besseae phrag hybrid of all!
 

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Try a little honey on the pollinium. But phrags in general are harder than paphs, for sure. I don't know if Schroederae is fertile, actually. Don't recall seeing any hybrids, but there are so many hybrids now I can't keep track of them anyway.

Rob
 
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