Main Menu
About Us
Ordering Info
Order Plants & Supplies
Paphiopedilum species Paphiopedilum hybrids Paphiopedilum rothschildianum Phragmipedium species & hybrids Supplies
New to Orchids?
Why are they called slipper orchids?
Where do slippers come from?
Are they hard to grow?
I'm new to slippers. What should I get?
How to Order

Please email us at, or give us a call at 1-888-230-2890.  If you have any questions, or you're looking for something not listed, drop us a line!

Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. If you want to put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum arrow rothschildianum 'Charles E.' FCC/AOS x 'Borneo' FCC/AOS

rothschildianum 'Charles E.' FCC/AOS x 'Borneo' FCC/AOS


Price: $55.00

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.


This cross of rothschildianum has produced more awarded plants than any other. Both parents have passed their genes into many of the current generation of top roths, including the very nice 'Val' FCC/AOS x 'Mont Millais' FCC/AOS cross, a more recent cross that has produced many top prize winners.


Both 'Charles E.' and 'Borneo' may have come from the Collennette expedition to Borneo in the late 1950s. 'Borneo' is a bit more compact than 'Charles E.', and some of this cross show smaller size as well. Some siblings, however, have very large, stately fans (i.e., growths), with leaf span sometimes exceeding 40 inches (100 cm)!


While this cross has been surpassed by 'Rex' x 'Mont Millais' and other crosses, a representative from 'Charles E.' x 'Borneo' will make a fine addition to any orchid collection.

Orchid Culture & Growth
Best thing I ever did for my orchids
Top orchid growing mistakes
Nine ways to improve your growth
Nature's view of watering
Genetics & Biology
Gentle intro to orchid genetics
Genes and alleles: the difference
Most misunderstood genetic concept
What happens in a cross
What REALLY happens in a cross
...see all genetics articles