365 days of orchids – day 216 – Phalaenopsis pulchra

This warm growing epiphytic species native to the Philippines, is a small plant which produces a few brightly coloured flowers on a spike that is shorter than the leaves, normally through the autumn. This plant however is flowering during the summer. The species also has the ability to produce longer spikes upto 60cm long and instead of bearing flowers it produces multiple keikis. Which, in the wild, will be used to produce a colony of plants all along the host tree.


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