Saturday, June 07, 2014

Phalaenopsis bellina var. coerulea

A beautifully round, fragrant Phalaenopsis bellina var. coerulea from Norman's Orchids.   This Phalaenopsis species likes to grow hot and humid and is somewhat susceptible to damping off in cooler conditions.  The original species comes from Borneo where it grows in in shady, humid, swampy forests near sea level.  They have a light fragrance of fruit loops (or perhaps it's the other way around and fruit loops smell like Phal. bellina!).

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