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Phalaenopsis 54 Pages




Phalaenopsis amabilis
Lovely Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis amboinensis
Amboin Island Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis aphrodite
Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis appendiculata
Small Appendage Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis bastianii
Bastian's Phalaenosis
Phalaenopsis bellina
Beautiful Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis borneensis
Borneo Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis braceana
Brace's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis celebensis
Celebes Phalaenopsis
 Phalaenopsis chibae
Chiba's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis cochlearis
Spoon-like Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis corningiana
Corning's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis deliciosa
Delicate Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis equestris
Horse Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis fasciata
Striped Flower Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis fimbriata
Fimbriate Phalenopsis
Phalaenopsis floresensis
Flores Island Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis fuscata
Darkened Phalenopsis
Phalaenopsis gibbosa
Phalaenopsis with a pouch-like swelling
Phalaenopsis gigantea
Gigantic Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Hieroglyphic Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis honghenensis
Honghen Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis
Chinese Character Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis kunstleri
Kunstler's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis lindeni
Linden's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis lobbii
Lobb's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana
ueddemann's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis maculata
Spotted Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis malipoensis
Ma Li Po Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis mannii
Mann's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis mariae
Maria's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis micholitzii
Micholitz's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis modesta
Modest Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis pallens
Pale Colored Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis pantherina
Panther-Like Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis parishii
Parish's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis philippinensis
Philippine Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima
Beautiful Doritis
Phalaenopsis pulchra
Beautiful flowered Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana
Reichenbach's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis sanderiana
Sander's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis schilleriana Schiller's Phalaenopsis Phalaenopsis speciosa
Beautiful Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis stobartiana
Stobart's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis stuartiana
Stuart's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis sumatrana
Sumatran Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis taenialis
Bandage-Like Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis tetraspis
Four Sheild Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis venosa
Veined Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis violacea
 Violet Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis viridis
Green Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis wilsonii
 Wilson's Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis zebrina
Zebra-Like Phalaenopsis


Phalaenopsis (Barbara Moler x Johanna) (an artificial hybrid cultivar)
Phalaenopsis amabilis (Moon Orchid; East Malaysia to Papuasia)
Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp. amabilis (East Malaysia to Papuasia).
Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp. amabilis forma Grandiflora (the Philippines - Palawan island).
Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp. moluccana (Northeastern Borneo to the Moluccas).
Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp. rosenstromii (New Guinea to Queensland).
Phalaenopsis amboinensis (Sulawesi to the Moluccas).
Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. amboinensis (the Moluccas).
Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida (Sulawesi)
Pink Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis aphrodite (Southeastern Taiwan to the Philippines).
Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. aphrodite (the Philippines).
Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. formosana (Southeastern Taiwan).
Phalaenopsis appendiculata (Malaya to northeastern Borneo).
Phalaenopsis bastianii (the Philippines - Luzon).
Phalaenopsis bellina (Borneo).
Phalaenopsis borneensis (Borneo).
Phalaenopsis braceana (Eastern Himalayas to China - Yunnan).
Phalaenopsis buyssoniana (Indochina)
Phalaenopsis celebensis (Sulawesi)
Phalaenopsis chibae (Vietnam)
Phalaenopsis cochlearis (Malaya to Borneo)
Phalaenopsis corningiana (Borneo)
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi (Indochina to southern Philippines)
Phalaenopsis deliciosa (Indian subcontinent to Malesia)
Phalaenopsis deliciosa subsp. deliciosa (Indian subcontinent to Malesia)
Phalaenopsis deliciosa subsp. hookeriana (Eastern Himalayas to southwestern China)
Phalaenopsis deliciosa subsp. philippinensis (the Philippines)
Phalaenopsis doweryŽnsis (Northeastern Borneo).
Phalaenopsis equestris (Taiwan - Hsiao Lan YŁ to the Philippines)
Phalaenopsis equestris var. alba
Phalaenopsis equestris var. aurantiacum
Phalaenopsis equestris f. aurea (synonym of the accepted name Phalaenopsis equestris (Schauer) Rchb.f.,, 1850 )
Phalaenopsis equestris var. coerulea
Phalaenopsis equestris f. cyanochila (synonym of the accepted name Phalaenopsis equestris (Schauer) Rchb.f.,, 1850 )
Phalaenopsis equestris var. leucaspis
Phalaenopsis equestris var. leucotanthe
Phalaenopsis equestris var. rosea (synonym of the accepted name Phalaenopsis equestris (Schauer) Rchb.f.,, 1850 )
Phalaenopsis fasciata (the Philippines).
Phalaenopsis fimbriata (Sumatra, Java and Borneo).
Phalaenopsis floresensis (Lesser Sunda Islands).
Phalaenopsis fuscata (Borneo to Philippines - Palawan island)
Phalaenopsis gibbosa (Vietnam).
Phalaenopsis gigantea (Borneo to Java).
Phalaenopsis hainanensis (China - Hainan and Yunnan).
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica (the Philippines - Luzon, Leyte, Samar, Palawan, and Mindanao islands).
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica var. Alba
Phalaenopsis honghenensis (China - Yunnan).
Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis (Central Sumatra
Phalaenopsis javanica (Western Java).
Phalaenopsis kunstleri (Myanmar to Malaya).
Phalaenopsis lamelligera (Northeastern Borneo).
Phalaenopsis lindenii (the Philippines - Luzon island).
Phalaenopsis lindenii var. alba
Phalaenopsis lobbii (Eastern Himalayas to Myanmar).
Phalaenopsis lowii (Southern Myanmar to western Thailand).
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana (the Philippines).
Phalaenopsis Mambo (a hybrid cultivar)
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea
Phalaenopsis luteola (Northwestern Borneo).
Phalaenopsis maculata (Malaya to Borneo).
Phalaenopsis malipoensis Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen (China - Yunnan)
Phalaenopsis mannii (Eastern Himalayas to China - Yunnan).
Phalaenopsis mariae (Northeastern Borneo to the Philippines - Mindanao).
Phalaenopsis micholitzii (the Philippines - Mindanao island).
Phalaenopsis modesta (Borneo).
Phalaenopsis mysorensis (Indian subcontinent).
Phalaenopsis pallens (the Philippines - Luzon and Mindanao islands).
Phalaenopsis pantherina (Borneo).
Phalaenopsis parishii (Eastern Himalayas to Myanmar).
Phalaenopsis petelotii (Vietnam)
Phalaenopsis philippinensis (the Philippines - Luzon island).
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima (Indochina to Borneo). Formerly classified as Doritis.
Phalaenopsis pulchra (the Philippines - Luzon island).
Phalaenopsis pulchra var. Alba
Phalaenopsis regnieriana (Indochina).
Phalaenopsis reichenbachiana (the Philippines - Mindanao island).
Phalaenopsis Nivacolor (a hybrid cultivar)
Phalaenopsis robinsonii (the Moluccas).
Phalaenopsis sanderiana (the Philippines - Mindanao island).
Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. Alba
Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. Marmorata
Phalaenopsis schilleriana (the Philippines - Luzon, Mindoro, and Biliran islands).
Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. immaculata
Phalaenopsis speciosa (Andaman and Nicobar Islands).
Phalaenopsis stobartiana (China - southeastern Tibet to Guangxi)
Phalaenopsis stuartiana (the Philippines - Mindanao island).
Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. nobilis
Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima
Phalaenopsis sumatrana (Indochina, Borneo to Philippines - Palawan island).
Phalaenopsis taenialis (Eastern Himalayas to China - Yunnan)
Phalaenopsis tetraspis (Andaman and Nicobar Islands to northwestern Sumatra).
Phalaenopsis venosa (Sulawesi).
Phalaenopsis violacea (Malaya to Sumatra).).
Phalaenopsis viridis (Sumatra).
Phalaenopsis wilsonii (China - southeastern Tibet to Guangxi).
Phalaenopsis zebrina (Borneo).

Natural hybrids

Phalaenopsis ◊ amphitrita (P. sanderiana ◊ P. stuartiana; Mindanao - Philippines)
Phalaenopsis ◊ gersenii (P. sumatrana ◊ P. violacea; Borneo, Sumatra)
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica ◊ lueddemanniana (P. hieroglyphica x P. lueddemanniana; (Philippines)
Phalaenopsis ◊ intermedia (P. aphrodite ◊ P. equestris; Star of Leyte; Leyte - Philippines) (First recognized Phalaenopsis hybrid)
Phalaenopsis ◊ intermedia var. Diezii (P. aphrodite ◊ P. equestris; Star of Leyte; Leyte - Philippines)
Phalaenopsis ◊ leucorrhoda (P. aphrodite ◊ P. schilleriana; Luzon - Philippines)
Phalaenopsis ◊ rothschildiana (P. amabilis ◊ P. schilleriana; Luzon - Philippines)
Phalaenopsis x schilleriano-stuartiana (P. schilleriana ◊ P. stuartiana; Leyte - Philippines)
Phalaenopsis ◊ singuliflora (P. bellina ◊ P. sumatrana; Borneo)
Phalaenopsis ◊ veitchiana (P. equestris ◊ P. schilleriana; Luzon and Leyte - Philippines)
Also known as the Moth Orchids. They are sprays of flowers with colors like white, yellow, pink, red, green, etc. Phalaenopsis

Varieties are like Ruben (red in colour), Roman Holiday (light yellow with heavy red spots and pink center), Plantation (white with heavy red spots), Crownfox Superloaf (white) and Leopold (orange with pink center).

Most people are introduced to orchids through phalaenopsis orchids. These are the thick-leaved plants with elegant, arching sprays of blooms that can be seen in so many design magazines and sitting on coffee tables across America. There are about 60 true species of phalaenopsis; they are native to tropical Asian countries including the Philippines, Borneo, Java and elsewhere. These plants have been extensively hybridized, and there are thousands of phalaenopsis hybrids, ranging from the stark, classic white hybrid (often called a moth orchid) to jewel-like miniatures with clouds of yellow and candy pink blooms.
Phalaenopsis are low-light orchids and will thrive in a east window, or a shaded southerly or westerly exposure. They do not like direct sunlight and will scorch. They also will do well under common grow lights, positioned about a foot off the plant. A well-grown phal will have darker green leaves on top and streaks of red or burgundy on the undersides.
The phalaenopsis is a monopodial orchid that grows from a single stem. It does not have the large water-storing pseudobulbs found on sympodial orchids, although its leaves can store some water. Thus, the plant has a lower tolerance for drought. During the growth season, water the plant whenever its exposed roots turn silvery white, usually weekly. Try to keep the potting media slightly damp. During the flowering season, you can cut the water back to every other week. The higher the humidity, the more important it is to maintain a good air flow around the roots and leaves. See Grower's Tips for watering advice.
During the growing season, fertilize with a weak orchid fertilizer weekly (weakly weekly, as the growers say). Cut fertilizer back to once a month during the winter and flowering season. Some growers like to give the plant a boost of blooming fertilizer in September or October to provoke a flower spike.
Generally, phalaenopsis are considered a warm-house plant. During active growth, they like temperatures between about 75 and 85 degrees, but they can adapt to a normal house temperature of 65 to 70 degrees. The higher the temperature, the greater the plant's need for humidity. However, they also like a nice contrast between night and day temperatures. See Blooming below for temperature tips.
Phalaenopsis typically bloom in the late winter or early spring. Their long-lasting flowers are held on arching branches and open successively. A single multi-branching flower spike can have more than 20 flowers. Individual phalaenopsis flowers can last for weeks. To induce a flower spike, the plant needs a few cooler nights, down to 55 degrees. The plants will not bloom well without this temperature contrast.
Potting and media:
Phalaenopsis can be grown in most orchid potting media, including chunks of pine bark, clay aggregate pellets, charcoal, perlite, sphagnum moss, and Styrofoam. They can also be grown in hanging baskets or mounted on slabs in a greenhouse-type environment. As with all epiphytic orchids, they should be planted in free-draining containers. Repot phalaenopsis in spring, after the bloom is done. Adult phalPhalaenopsisaenopsis can often go for two years or more before they need to be repotted.
Grower's Tips:
Phalaenopsis are generally very rewarding plants. They are not demanding and, in the right conditions, they will reward the grower with months of showy blooms. It is vitally important, however, that water never be allowed to rest in the growing tip of the plant. This will cause the new leaves to rot, and the plant will die. Thus, they should only be watered in the morning. As with all orchids, the higher the humidity and temperature, the greater the need for turbulent air flow to prevent rot, fungus and diseases. Successful growth means finding the right balance between humidity, temperature, light and air flow.










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