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Phrag. fischeri (select sib cross)

Phrag. fischeri<span class="cross"> (select sib cross)</span>
Item Number:
535
Color:
Pink, Purple, White
Bloom Season:
Various
Light:
Low-Medium
Temperature:
Intermediate
CITES approved for export!

CITES export Appendix I Species (Paphs and Phrags)


Base Price

$90.00

Pot Size

15-18 cm leafspan Flowering size - In-Spike ($125.00)
10-12 cm leafspan Near flowering size - NOT In-Spike ($90.00)

We are offering the progeny of a select sib cross of Phragmipedium fischeri, named for Jerry Fischer of Orchids Limited. These are some of the the finest fischeri available, with superb round shape and excellent color! Very useful in breeding. Like many Phrag species, Phrag. fischeri likes to have water at the roots. You can either stand these in saucers of water or water frequently. This species also likes a higher pH at the roots so if you have municipal water with a pH of 7.3 to 8.4, this plant will grow well. Alternatively, if using pure water, incorporate our Green Jungle Orchid Food or add some dolomite limestone to the top as a dressing twice per year.

 

This species is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and is critically endangered from habitat loss and over-collection. There are fewer than 100 adult plants left in the wild. The Slipper Orchid Alliance has recently published a great series of articles about this species and the many fantastic hybrids that have been made with it.  For more info and to join this great organization visit: http://www.slipperorchid.org

 

We are partnering with the Orchid Conservation Alliance to try and save the critical habitat of this fantastic species. For the mere price of $12,000.00, the 85 acre habitat which Phrag. fischeri inhabits can be purchased and set aside for future conservation. The EcoMinga Foundation will work with the Jardin Botanico de Quito to protect the existing population and establish new populations of the species.

 

20% of the sale value of each Phrag. fischeri raised here at Orchids Limited will be donated to this cause. Alternatively, you can donate directly by contacting: Peter Tobias, President of The Orchid Conservation Alliance, 564 Arden Drive, Encinitas CA 92024. More info can also be found at: https://orchidconservationalliance.org


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IN SPIKE: 
An orchid plant may arrive in bud, in bloom or in various stages of in-spike development. A plant in-spike can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months before flowers begin to open. We are one of the few nurseries to ship orchids in spike or bloom. Most of the time our carefully wrapped orchids in-spike or in-bloom arrive in good condition. However, due to conditions beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that all flower spikes, flowers, or buds will arrive in perfect condition.

NOT IN-SPIKE:
An orchid will arrive while it is not currently spiking or blooming due to being either before or after its bloom season. Check the "Bloom Season" information on the product page to see when the plant is expected to spike and flower. Many orchid lovers and hobbyists prefer plants that are not in-spike in order to watch the first stages of the spike emerging all the way through to the reward of the bloom! If you are sending a plant as a gift, you generally want to send the plant in-spike unless the gift receiver would prefer otherwise.