Paph. philippinense var. laevigatum fma. album , NF3007
  • Paph. philippinense var. laevigatum fma. album
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba
  • Paph. laevigatum var alba

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We are thrilled and excited to release this amazing, rare strain, from Mr. Shen, seldom available in the USA. In my opinion, he has the best Paph. philippinense collection in Asia.

 Mr. Shen is an educator by profession. He has one of the best private Paph collections in Taiwan and he has been collecting the best Paphs from USA, Japan, and Germany to build his breeding stock. He is not known outside of Taiwan, but many commercial growers from the island purchase plants from him for hybridizing, even some of the top growers in Japan. Unlike commercial hybridizers, he doesn’t shy away from doing more basic crosses like remakes of primary hybrids. His greenhouse has no evaporative cooling—just a roof to cover the plants from rain, so plants are toughened not pampered.

 Paph. philippinense is found from the Philippines to northern Borneo at elevations up to 500 meters.

Plants are compact and blooms from late spring to early summer. It is a popular long-petaled multifloral Paph species with spiral sepal petals. It can have up to 7 flowers per inflorescence and makes a beautiful display plant. The variety laevigatum is more compact than the regular form. The album color form of this variety is very rare and seldom seen in the market.

 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, on a windowsill or under lights. 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.


These extraordinary plants are heat tolerant and are happy in warm to hot conditions when given copious amounts of water during active growth (from May to October). They grow well with novelty phal like Phal bellina and Phal. violacea as it has similar requirements. Very compact growth habit for type and can easily fit under lights and orchid cabinets; excellent for growers with limited space. Definitely deserving of inclusion in any orchid collection, large or small! Do not miss this opportunity to buy this remarkable, rare species. Highly recommended.


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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.
Class Species, Paphiopdilum
Genus Paph.
HybridName philippinense var. laevigatum fma. album
Cultivar Note: Compact strain
Color Green,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer,Fall
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance No
PlantLocation Greenhouse,House
LightRequirement Strong 2000+ F.C.,Medium 1000+ F.C.
Species True
CompactGrower True
Temperature Warm,Intermediate
Paph. (chamberlainianum ' Bear-2 ' x chamberlainianum ' Bear' BM/TOGA)


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