Phalaenopsis violacea ‘alba’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1681

This lovely creamy white phalaenopsis is very recognisable as Phalaenopsis violacea but without the usual pink colouring (see plant next to the more normal form below)

Phalaenopsis violacea is native to Malaysia, where it is native to hot lowland forest in shade. The species produces flowers successively on a spike over many years and we are looking forward to many years of glorious flowers from our alba variety now that it has started to flower. The large, glossy, undulating leaves are also attractive – a lovely species.

As the plant matures it produces more and more active flower spikes and so can produce a fantastic display of flowers from several years worth of spikes.


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