Regarding my parent plant selection
Orchid hybridization is somewhat a voodoo science and there is no way to absolutely tell what the offspring would look like.
But below are the list of traits that I hope that the parent plants would pass on to a successful offspring.
C. Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin'
1. Flower size
2. Flower substance
3. Plant tolerance of high/low temperatures.
4. Flower tolerance of low temperatures.
Ctly. Chantilly Lace 'Twinkle'
1. Flower color pattern
2. Plant size (mid-size to compact)
3. Root vigor
4. Leaf vigor
So if I am to describe my ideal hybrid, it would have the following traits:
1. Compact plant
2. Large flower size
3. Think flower substance
4. Vigorous leaves and roots
5. Dark purple spots all over the flower
6. Light (but significant) purple flush on the petals and labellum.
7. Flower buds would not blast when temperatures drop below 60F.
8. Plant does not wilt when temperatures hover around 100F.
BUT it is too early to predict right now.
Now that I have the pollination out of the way, the next step is to nurse the pod until it matures.
And then we proceed to the next adventure which is to germinate the seeds and wait about 5-7 years to see if any of the offspring are worth keeping.