Friday, May 17, 2013

Phalaenopsis Yellow Orchid

Phalaenopsis are thick-leaved plants with elegant, arching sprays of blooms that can be seen in so many design magazines and sitting on coffee tables. There are about 60 true species of phalaenopsis; they are native to tropical Asian countries. These plants have been extensively hybridized, and there are thousands of phalaenopsis hybrids, ranging from the stark, classic white hybrid (often called a moth orchid) to jewel-like miniatures with clouds of yellow and candy pink blooms.

Phalaenopsis do not like direct sunlight and will scorch.  A well-grown phalaenopsis will have darker green leaves on top and streaks of red or burgundy on the undersides.

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