Phalaenopsis bellina- 365 days of orchids – day 1343

An indoor orchid today. Phalaenopsis bellina, Sarawak’s state flower. The plant shown is growing at home where it is filling my dining room with its strong rose fragrance. (yes it is unmistakably smells of sweet roses). As a plant that enjoys deep shade and warm temperatures it is well suited to indoor culture. It is on shelf facing bifold doors with an to the garden facing East.

This phalaenopsis species is found across Borneo and it grows it hot lowland forest in swamps or near rivers. Plants grow 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 so the plant will be in flower now until late in the autumn.

 Phalaenopsis bellina in Sarawak



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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Hybrid phalaenopsis flowers seem to last for ages. How long do these phalaenopsis flowers last for?

    I think I can see your little Equestris phalaenopsis flowering in the background next to the vase. What are the other lovely looking orchids on your buffet?

    Love the new fabulous bifold doors!