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. The orchids 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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it is a beauty!ReplyDelete
Know this orchid in a solid color - so this is new to see it in more than one color - orchids come for me after roses - there's such an incredible variety:)ReplyDelete
Such pretty colours in these flowers!ReplyDelete
The shape of the flower is exquisite.ReplyDelete
Oh! What a beautiful colored phal! I love them, but seem to always end up killing them :-( I don't know that I've ever seen one this lovely!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely color for a Phalaenopsis hybrid.ReplyDelete
Such a delightful color, dear Nick!ReplyDelete
I hope you'll enjoy your weekend ... greeting, Frauke
Nice pictures, exquisite flowers, a delight !!ReplyDelete
Dear Nick, what a amazing picture.ReplyDelete
I like the colour......verry pretty.
Have a nice long weekend. Jen
I love orchids and you show us a wonderful exemplare!
Have a nice weekend,
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What a beautiful Orchid. Very special colour.
Many thanks for your comment, Nick! You have once again nicely captured an amazing flower.ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend,
Love orchids! They are so pretty.ReplyDelete
I did not know about their natural growing habits. That is very helpful. Thanks for the research you do, as well as your lovely photos.ReplyDelete
Hi Nick, I am sorry for being late in visiting you and other bloggers. It has been a crazy week for me (Monday was Memorial Day in the U.S.). Orchids are one of my favorite flowers. I should try to figure out how to get them to rebloom.ReplyDelete