Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis

FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF SOME OF THE PHALAENOPSIS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN SPIKE, IN BUD OR IN BLOOM. PLEASE ALSO VIEW THE EXCITING NEW RELEASES/ARRIVALS PAGE.

UPDATED 5/17/2017
Phalaenopsis Blume (1825), abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, 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.

Description

The generic name means "Phalaen[a]-like" and is probably a reference to the genus Phalaena, the name given by Carolus Linnaeus to a group of large moths; 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. Orchid Island of Taiwan is named after this genus. Little recent information about their habitat and their ecology in nature is available since little field research has been done in the last decades.

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.

Possessing neither pseudobulbs nor rhizome, Phalaenopsis shows a monopodial growth habit: an erect growing stem produces one or two alternate, thick, fleshy, elliptical leaves a year from the top while the older, basal leaves drop off at the same rate. If very healthy, a ghalaenopsis 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.

Some Phalaenopsis species in Malaysia are known to use subtle weather cues to coordinate mass flowering. [by Wikipedia]

PREMIUM-GRADE PHALAENOPSIS HYBRIDS

posted May 17, 2017, 1:37 PM by T NP   [ updated May 17, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

PREMIUM-GRADE PHALAENOPSIS HYBRIDS

                     







                      











We currently have a several crosses of these beautiful and long-lasting orchids in buds and in bloom. These are nice, premium-grade plants with 2 flower stems. 
  

4 colors to choose from:
Dark Lavender -- Papaya Orange
Dark Sunset (orange red) -- Bright Yellow with Red Lip 

Nice, Well-established plants. 
Most are quite large and will be ready for up-potting this summer.

In 4.5" pots with 2 flower stems - In Buds/Bloom from $35.

Phal. Sogo Yukidian

posted Jan 12, 2011, 9:35 AM by T NP   [ updated May 17, 2017, 1:27 PM ]

 
Phal. Sogo Yukidian

Very nice, large white on tall flower stems.  




Extra Large Premium-Grade plants with 2 tall flower stems.
In Buds/Bloom
In 6" pots @ $4250

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