Monday, September 27, 2010

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid
Phalaenopsis “Yellow Haze’
Synonyms: ‘Amber Rain’, Moth Orchid

This Orchid stumped Google as a cultivar of Phalaenopsis, which doesn’t happen too often. With 50 species in this genus and the ability to hybridize easily that isn’t really surprising. It was blooming in the greenhouse at Planting Fields amongst their great Orchid collection.

Phalaenopsis Orchids are generally easy to grow. They like temperature that range from 85 degrees F to about 60 degrees F. They like frequent watering without being soggy. After the Spring starts they are heavy feeders and can be feed with a dilute mixture a once a week. Towards the end of Fall it is best to cut that down to once a month. Phals are considered low-light Orchids and don’t like a lot of strong sunlight (that can burn the foliage).

I am having problems logging into blogger to comment on other blogs, which is weird since it allows me post. I haven’t figured that one out yet.


Kala said...

Beautiful presentation of this orchid.

Blogger seems to be continually fraught with issues, so I'm glad I am with Wordpress.

Christine said...

Exquisite photo, Chris.
Yeah, when Blogger hiccups the whole world is affected.