Paphiopedilum rothschildianum justly called the kind of Paphiopedilums. Plants of this species were first discovered in 1888 and is now known to grow on the slopes of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo. Generally an easy plant to grow but requires many years to reach flowering size. There is a degree of clonal variation in flowering ability with some varieties considered easier than others. Superlatives always surround this plant and indeed any plant in flower is a wonder to behold. However excellence probably cannot go much higher than in this clonal form grown and exhibited by the Eric Young Orchid Foundation. A fine stud plant that is already breeding successive generations of quality offspring.
Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Mont Millais' FCC/RHS, FCC/AOS and Great Gold Medal champion 14th Word Orchid Conference, Glasgow 1993.