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Phaius subtrilobus, only found in Borneo

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    prachtorchideen.wordpress Member

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    This amazing Phaius is found only in Borneo, it is endemic to Sarawak and Sabah. The white lip is in a nice contrast to the brownish colour of the sepals and petals. It grows at elevations between 1100 and 1500 meters in lower montane mossy and swamp forests. To my surprise, it can be cultivated on the window sill! Howerver, direct sunlight should be avoided.
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    What a beautiful plant. It really looks like something I would like to grow. But the weather where I live has proven to be too hot and occasionally dry, for plants that come from montane mossy forests.
     
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    What a fabulous thing! How tall is the plant?
     
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    Inflorescences are 30-50 cm tall, leaves are of approximately same size (35-55 cm). I grow this phaius on the window sill and keep the substrate constantly moist.
     
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    I agree, high temperatures in combination with lack of water is nothing a Phaius subtrilobus likes. It grows at lower montane mossy forests at elevations between 1100 and 1500 meters and is endemic to Borneo where it is found in Sarawak and Sabah.
     
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