MONDAY 3/28/2011 - I have added a number of new photos showing the plants i have just sent to a cloning lab. It will be several years before I have plants for sale.
The Phalaenopsis pictured here have been sent to the cloning labs we use, but we have not received any clones back from the labs, as of now.
I select the highest quality Phalaenopsis from our hybrid seedlings as they bloom out for possible cloning and breeding potential. I base the selections on many factors such as uniquiness of flower coloration and paterning, substance and texture (since we do not use refrigeration to induce inflorescences), flower life longevity, the ability of the plant to produce inflorescence side branching and/or basal kikei production, roundness and general shape of the foliage and the palnt, compact plant shape
when applicable, ease of growth, etc.
In 11/2008, I was told that the one lab I relied upon to clone our best plants was no longer going to persue cloning Phalaenopsis because of the economics of the worldwide Orchid Market.
On 12/18/2008, I sent a new batch of inflorescences to be cloned to new lab - see the notes at the bottom of the popup photos. This lab will only produce clones in very limited quantities and these clones will not be released to any other nurseries as the larger labs have done in the past. Our NEW clones will only be available in VERY LIMITED quantities and we will have to price them slightly higher because our costs are significantly higher to produce these select plants.
We are trying our best to present the highest quality orchids that we can.
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