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Paphiopedilum rothschildianum arrow rothschildianum 'Val' FCC/AOS x 'Althea' FCC/AOS

rothschildianum 'Val' FCC/AOS x 'Althea' FCC/AOS


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P. rothschildianum is called the King of Orchids for good reason. Few, if any, other orchid flowers match its striking form and beauty, so it is no surprise that this species has received more FCC awards than any other species.


A very rare roth cross; we have not seen it offered elsewhere. Both 'Val' and 'Althea' received FCC/AOS awards, and were derived from the 'Charles E.' x 'Borneo' cross. While 'Val' has been a successful parent of top roth plants from Japan, 'Althea' seems to have disappeared from view in the US.


We were fortunate enough to have found some blooming size plants of this cross tucked away in a corner of the Tonkin's nursery as they closed down their operation. At this point, we can only offer divisions of these plants as they become available. Please email us at to add your name to the list.

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