Paph. Estella (fairrieanum x godefroyae) , NF2980
  • Paph. Estella (fairrieanum 'Red' AM/AOS x godefroyae 'Bear')
  • Paph. Estella  (fairrieanum ' Red'  AM/AOS x godefroyae ' Bear ')
  • Paph. Estella  (fairrieanum ' Red'  AM/AOS x godefroyae ' Bear ')
  • Paph. Estella  (fairrieanum ' Red'  AM/AOS x godefroyae ' Bear ')

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This is a remarkable remake of Paph. Estella, registered by renowned orchid breeder Frederick Sander in 1913, using two special, very select parents and the flowers are superb! The awarded clone Paph. fairrieanum 'Red' AM/AOS has dark red stripes on its flowers. Paph. godefroyae 'Bear' is one of Mr. Hung Sheng Bear's best.

 Paph. fairrieanum is one of the most sought-after of all Paph species for its striking flowers and compact growth habit! This miniature clump-forming species is endemic to the Himalayas and Bhutan, on the edges of high river banks and forests at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters, as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial. Its charming flowers are produced on compact 10-inch spikes, usually from late autumn to early spring. Paph. godefroyae, another extremely popular Paph species, is found in Thailand at low, as a small sized, hot growing lowland terrestrial. Leaves are dark green, mottled with pale green above, reddish beneath. Blooms in the summer through spring on an erect, 3 to 4 inch long inflorescence, with 1 or 2 flowers.  

 These plants reach a maximum leaf span of 6—9 inches. It has a perfect upright spike habit. It inherits its graceful flower from Paph. fairrieanum and its long-lasting, thick flower substance from Paph. godefroyae. The mottled foliage is very charming and attractive even when not in bloom. These plants are easy to grow and adaptable, capable of tolerating temperature extremes but favoring intermediate temperatures. Can be grown on windowsills, under lights or in an orchid cabinet. Great for beginners.  

 Paphs detest soggy growing medium; pot in well-draining media. Grow them in bright light and warm temperature with high humidity and good air circulation. As with all Paphs, its roots are sensitive to salt buildup from excess fertilizer which causes leaf tips to turn brown. It is a good practice to flush the medium with fresh, clean water once a month and repot Paphs in fresh media every year. Definitely deserving of inclusion in any orchid collection, large or small! Do not miss this opportunity to buy this remarkable remake. Highly recommended.  

PLEASE NOTE: Since this is a Seedling Population (not a Mericlone which produces exact duplicates), the picture is for illustration purposes only. No two plants will be the same from this cross, and they will flower in a range of possibilities coming from the two parents.

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Class Paphiopdilum
Genus Paph.
HybridName Estella
Cultivar Note: Variegated Leaves .
PodParent fairrieanum ' Red' AM/AOS
PollenParent godefroyae ' Bear'
Color Green,Purple,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer,Fall
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance No
PlantLocation Greenhouse,House
LightRequirement Medium 1000+ F.C.,Low 800+ F.C.
Species False
CompactGrower True
Temperature Warm,Intermediate
Paph. (chamberlainianum ' Bear-2 ' x chamberlainianum ' Bear' BM/TOGA)


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