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Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis cvs.
Pronunciation: fal-ih-NOP-sis
Common Name: phalaenopsis orchid, moth orchid
Family Name: Orchidaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features:
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google Images
phalaenopsis orchid, moth orchid
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Acute, Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Colour (petals): White, Green-yellow, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Brown
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: To re-bloom locate plant in south facing window with a 5 - 8C difference between day and night temperature.

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial roots

Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Other:Avoid direct sun; 15 - 29 C. Water every 7 (summer) to 14 days (winter) when pot feels light and let drain. After last flower wilts, cut peduncle 2-3 cm below the first bloom. If no branching after 6-8 weeks then cut all the way back.
Pest Susceptibility: Bacterial leaf spot, Virus
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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