Phalaenospsis Orchids

“Phalaenopsis /ˌfælɪˈnɒpsɪs/ Blume (1825), commonly known as moth orchids,[2] is a genus of about seventy species of orchids in the family orchid. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end. Orchids in this genus are native to IndiaChinaSoutheast AsiaNew Guinea and Australia with the majority in Indonesia and the Philippines.”   wikipedia

These are the orchids that are most often sold in stores to take home and hopefully get to enjoy for longer than a bouquet of roses usually last.  I’ve never been able to get a stem to regrow but I know two people who have; they have quite the green orchid thumb.

In my opinion, these are probably the most common and easily recognized orchids but there are so many others which I will share with you next but in the meantime – have a great weekend everyone!

Teri 📷


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10 Responses to Phalaenospsis Orchids

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Beautiful. That reminds me that I should get an orchid to brighten up my computer space.

  2. Pit says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh how gorgeous!

  4. Lavinia Ross says:

    Phalaenospsis are easy to grow. I have two. Beautiful photos. Teri!

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