Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis cvs. Form: Vase
Common Name:moth orchid Texture:Coarse
Family Name:OrchidaceaeHabit: Arching, Epiphytic
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Succulent, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Green-yellow, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Red, Brown, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Stems compressed; leaves alternate, broadly elliptic to obovate, margin entire, glossy, dark green; florets with 5 tepals plus lip (modified lower petal), in raceme on long sturdy green peduncle, very long lasting (some species resemble months).