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Phalaenopsis Leucadia Princess Cordova 'Memoria Ralph Smith' HCC/AOS

Phalaenopsis Leucadia Princess Cordova 'Memoria Ralph Smith' HCC/AOS


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Parentage: (Phalaenopsis Cordova X Phalaenopsis Princess Kaiulani)

Classic red phalaenopsis, registered in 2000. This plant has a lot of history. I got this plant as a stem prop from my buddy Meir Moses at Orchid Konnection in 2006. At the time Meir named it 'Leucadia'. When it was awarded in 2006 - Meir renamed the cultivar from 'Leucadia' to 'Memoria Ralph Smith'. At time of award this flower was described as "sepals and petals chartreuse, heavily overlaid oxblood, chartreuse picotee; lip vibrant purple, midlobe burnt orange, heavy oxblood spots, side lobes yellow, purple distally; column blush lavender, anther cap white; substance very firm; texture waxy; fragrant."

Ralph Smith was an interesting, funny and kind person. I met him at his greenhouse in San Diego back in 1998.

Mature size, large plant growing in 2.5 inch pot. Stem propagated.  This plant flower 2-3 times a year.  When blooming in warmer month, flower is more spotted in appearance. In cooler month, red color will appear to be more solid.  See first photo for award photo record.

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