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My apologies for posting this before it’s completely open, but I’m so excited and I had it out for watering today so I figured I’d post some photos. This is the first roth I have ever bloomed/rebloomed. It was acquired from HOF in 2019 as an in-bloom, first bloom seedling of unknown parentage. I wanted something to bloom while I waited for all my seedlings to grow up! It had 4 blooms on the first flowering, but only 3 this time, there is a tiny 4th bud, but it won’t develop. This grows on a south-facing window in my kitchen, and it is one of the most vigorous orchids in my collection. It is also a space hog, the leaves are huge. Flowers are 28 cm NS, 5.7 cm DS, and 1.7 cm PW. I love the petal stance, and despite my terrible staking, the flower presentation turned out great! The pouch was a beautiful, saturated red when I bought it, but there’s much more marbling this year. This hobby is never static, and my next goal is not just to flower these roths, but flower them well. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this moment, I can’t believe I finally have the king blooming in my kitchen!
First bloom34756B59-9D76-4090-8FE8-041E3EEAA8E3.jpegthis year’s blooming
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Wow quite nice color and really majestic looking.

Too bad you don’t know the parentage. Could be useful for comparisons. Btw how do you know it was from Taiwan breeding? Perhaps your source has them listed?
 
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Wow quite nice color and really majestic looking.

Too bad you don’t know the parentage. Could be useful for comparisons. Btw how do you know it was from Taiwan breeding? Perhaps your source has them listed?
Thank you! It came from James Fang of Hilo Orchid Farm through one of their Ebay listings. The description said the breeding came from Taiwan, so I messaged asking about the parentage before I bid. The response I got was that they didn’t know, but I bid on it anyway! I agree that it would be nice to be able to compare it with its siblings, but it’s a blooming roth, so it will always have a home on my windowsill!
 
Congrats in this nice Roth and also for flowering it again! What are you cooking?;)
Thank you! I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like my Philippinense might be cooking up something. Fingers crossed and you didn’t hear it from me!
 

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