365 days of orchids – day 222 – Phalaenopsis bellina

This phalaenopsis species comes from Borneo where it grows it hot lowland forest in swamps or near rivers and the plant grows low in trees where it is often in deep shade. The species grows very attractive large undulating leaves and flower spikes that produce large fragrant flowers successively over a long period. The flowers have a distinct rose fragrance.

This plant seems well suited to growing in a house as it seems to enjoy high temperatures, dry air and damp roots.


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