We have featured a number of miniature phalaenopsis species and this is one of the most dramatic.
This miniature Phalaenopsis species is native to the Philippines and Southern Taiwan where it is reported growing as an epiphyte in lowland forest near streams.
The small flowers are produced on arching spikes that continue to grow for several months with successive flowers each lasting about a month.
This plant was deflasked about six years ago and grows very happily indoors where it flowers every year and grows in a small china coffee cup (with drainage holes drilled with a diamond drill bit)
It’s habitat suggests a need for constant warm temperatures and so we find the greenhouse a little cool in winter but a centrally heated house perfect.