Phalaenopsis Cool Breeze
Commonly found in tropical Southeast Asia, this species has fleshy leaves grown from a central crown together with thick roots which grow inside and outside of the pot. The Phalaenopsis Cool Breeze produces long-lasting flowers in classic white which re-flowers readily and greatly fits in with any décor. A monopodial epiphyte secured to its tree branches by strong aerial roots with its leaves hanging down; it is best placed in environments with warm conditions and good lighting. Requires minimum winter temperature of 18°C.
Phalaenopsis Cornu Cervi
Found in Burma and the Nicobar Islands east to Borneo, Phalaenopsis Cornu-cervi is characterized by its fleshy, flattened inflorescence that sequentially produces star-shaped flowers. These flowers are typically dainty, yellow and speckled in maroon, up to 5cm across. Moreover, the leaves are proportionately narrow for the genus. This species is adapted to drier conditions than most Phalaenopsis species and should be grown under bright light. Noted to produce periodic flushes of flowers, it is important not to remove the inflorescences from the plant as long as they stay green.
Found in the Philippines and Taiwan, this species commonly produce small and delicate flowers 2.5cm wide, massively on branched sprays above compact plants. This floriferous characteristic has resulted in the hybridization of "multiflora" Phalaenopsis. The flowers appear in a variation of colours from pure white to deep rose, but are most commonly found in pink with a darker pink center. Its inflorescences usually remain on the plant after flowering because it tends to produce plantlets ("keikis") at the tips of old inflorescences.
idely recognized for its gigantic leaves, the Phalaenopsis Gigantea is interestingly the largest species in the genus. Native to Borneo, the flowers are round shaped and in waxy cream or yellow spotted in brown produced on fleshy, long pendulous racemes. Known as a relatively slow growing species, they require brighter light levels compared to most Phalaenopsis. The orchids can be housed in a large pot but are best grown in a basket that can accommodate their large drooping leaves.
Phalaenopsis Happy Minho
A stunning hybrid that displays great vibrancy, the Phalaenopsis Happy Minho is a species that does not shy away from colours. The orchids can be found in a flamboyant array of colours from bold pink and white to candy-stripes.
The largest flowered species that is native to the Philippines, the Phalaenopsis Hieroglyphica is recognized for its unique characteristics as it produces creamy white flowers covered with ornate markings or "hieroglyphics." Compared to most of the other species commonly confused with P. lueddemanniana, it is a prolific bloomer that makes a wonderful floral display.
A species native to Nepal, northeast India, and Vietnam, the Phalaenopsis Mannii produces yellow flowers with narrow segments that are greatly marked with brown barring. For the immaculate forms, these flowers may appear in yellow-green shades. They are massively produced on much-branched inflorescences with their leaves commonly found in fine spotting along the midrib and toward the base of the blade.
A native to the Philippines, the Phalaenopsis Schilleriana produces massive beautiful flowers in feminine shades of rose-pink on branched inflorescences above attractive green and silver mottled leaves. Side lobes of the lips are flushed in yellow. Compared to most large flowered species, some clones of the Phalaenopsis Schilleriana actually produce a light fragrance.
An exceptionally elegant and beautiful species found in the Philippines, the Phalaenopsis Stuartiana is a species that is closely allied to the Phalaenopsis Schilleriana. It produces massive amounts of compact, pure white flowers above attractive green and silver mottled leaves. Brown spots are also found on the lip and bottom halves of the lateral sepals, enhanced in selected strains to include all floral segments.
POPULAR PHALAENOPSIS DESIGNS
Yenlin Orchid Slider with Citrine
Phalaenopsis Cornu Cervi Orchid Slider (RHG)
Doritaenopsis Pulcherima Orchid Earrings
Doritaenopsis Purple Gem Orchid Slider with Pearl Tailends