Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
If this plant is the offspring of Ever Spring King, unless the other parent was also a tetraploid (4N), then it is almost certainly a triploid (3N) and, therefore, sterile. (A tetraploid crossed with a diploid normally results in a triploid.) I think Susan may have nailed it in her assessment.
I think it's far more likely if one parent is from Ever Spring King then it would be 4n, since there are far more 4n plants out there in standard Phalaenopsis world to breed to than there are 2n. In fact if one parent was Ever Spring King then i doubt very much it could possibly be 3n, most likely 4n or aneuploid 3n/4n.

But i agree with ssbphal - It's not Everspring King and is something else - King. Probably 3n and sterile. You might be able to get it to work as a pollen parent but you won't get a lot of viable seed and the kids would have a few mutation problems.

They are often treated with chemicals to make them blooom/have more spikes that can cause problems with reproduction down the line.
I haven't heard this before, the only real problem with sterility from Phals that comes to mind (apart from species differentiation) is from uneven ploidy.