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Friday, 31 May 2013


Phalaenopsis (Blume,1825), known as the Moth Orchid, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. The generic name means "moth-like" as the flowers of some species supposedly resemble moths in flight. For this reason, the species are sometimes called Moth orchids. They are native throughout southeast Asia from the Himalayan mountains to the islands of Polillo, Palawan and Zamboanga del Norte in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines and northern Australia.

Most are epiphytic shade plants; a few are lithophytes. In the wild, some species grow below the canopies of moist and humid lowland forests, protected against direct sunlight; others grow in seasonally dry or cool environments. The species have adapted individually to these three habitats. If very healthy, a Phalaenopsis plant can have up to ten or more leaves. The inflorescence, either a raceme or panicle, appears from the stem between the leaves. They bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months.

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  1. Sorry I am a little late this week, everyone. Have been very busy at work and life has got in the way of FFF routine.

  2. better late then never. Things happens in life. :)
    A beautiful orchid you share today.

  3. Beautiful orchid and I say the same words as NatureFootstep..."Better late then never" ;)

  4. Beautiful orchid! Thanks for hosting. Have a happy weekend:)

  5. an elegant mother, aunts and cousins have moth orchid in their gardens.

    FFF: Pentas

  6. ooh, I love orchids - this is beautiful!

  7. Hey Nivk (◠‿◠), beautiful picture of orchid you show! Thanks for hosting. (≧◡≦)Have a gorgeous weekend.
    xoxo, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

  8. This white moth orchid gives us more memories than others. Dad grew it from a sapling, took years to bloom, and we caused it to drop.

  9. I SO enjoy these orchids. Was given one for Christmas with 3 or 4 blooms on that lasted about a month. Then I wondered if I'd manage to keep it alive (I seem to kill off indoor plants by either under or over-watering them!). However, am delighted to say that after feeding/watering it and finding what appears to be the right spot for it in my bay window (facing north), there is now a fresh bud emerging - yay!