Paphiopedilum victoria-regina select cross

$85.00

Paphiopedilum victoria-regina select cross

This may be a tetraploid strain of the species. The plants have very ‘chunky’ leaves and the flowers have been simply amazing. They are so waxy they feel like plastic. We have one AM and one FCC so far…and we sold a select plant in bloom that was far superior to our FCC! Of the 4 plants we have bloomed so far, the lowest quality flower would likely score an AM/AOS.

Limited availability…not to be missed! Blooming size plants in 3.5″ pots.

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Description

Paphiopedilum victoria-regina is also known by the synonym Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum. The former is the name accepted by taxonomists at this time. This is a colorful sequential blooming Paph that can stay in flower for months on end. Like other members of the Cochlopetalum section, flowers are produced one at a time and each one lasts for a few weeks.

This particular strain originated in Taiwan. I’m not sure who produced it, just a flask picked up somewhere along the line. They may be tetraploids as the leaves are very broad and thick, and the flowers feel like plastic with their heavy substance. We have examined the staminodes and they are consistent across siblings and match with the species so we are confident they are not hybrids.

This is the highest quality cross of this species we have ever seen. Of the first 4 to flower we have and AM/AOS, and FCC/AOS and one more that ‘blew away’ the FCC as far as segment width and form. Highly recommended and very limited!

This is the first one we had awarded. The flower had just opened and expanded another 1 cm by the time it matured. Likely would have had a higher score!

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