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Orchids, especially slipper orchids, make us happy.


Like most orchid enthusiasts, we started with one plant (a store-bought Phalaenopsis), and the collection grew along with our orchid fascination. Lila grew up in Hawaii exposed to exotic tropical plants, developing an eye for the rare, stunning, and expensive. She can quickly spot the most expensive plant in bloom in a bench covered with plants. D.Y. had a brief fling with plant molecular biology while working on his Ph.D. in genetics, but apart from getting a pure-bred Pembroke Welsh Corgi to observe the breed's inherited herding abilities, practical application of genetics didn't start until we tried breeding orchids (unless you count our two kids).


The long-petaled slipper orchids wrapped themselves around us in a serious way, and enticed us to grow more and more plants from the Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium genera. We started Paphiness Orchids & Laboratory to provide more of these lovely plants to fellow orchid enthusiasts. We have sold orchids on eBay under the name "carsonchase" and have a 100% positive feedback score, with many repeat customers. Our commitment to customer service guides everything we do: we want you to be happy with your plants.


We thank you for your consideration and support, and welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.



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