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Phalaenopsis schilleriana - an early bloomer

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ntgerald, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. ntgerald

    ntgerald Member

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    A larger, stout, epiphytic plant with stout, short, stems enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying fleshy, elliptic, oblong-ellptic, to oblanceolate, obtuse, dark green mottled silver grey leaves , found high up on the tree, from Luzon and other smaller surrounding islands of The Philippines in rainforest at elevations of 0 to 450 meters, which is a hot grower that likes shade, good humidity and even watering year round which will produce flowers in the spring on a branching, arching to pendant, to more than 3' [90 cm] long, few to many [3 to 250] flowered inflorescence with small ovate-cucullate bracts with showy, delicate, fragrant flowers that can be quite stunning. From IOPSE
    In the Philippines, it usually blooms in the December to March season. From experience, this grows and grows in hot areas like Manila but the spikes become keikis. This plant is in the farm, and was originally from Leyte island, and not from nurseries in the Banahaw-Quezon areas of Luzon that have tons of them.
    This plant has seriously recurved blooms. Not award-winning, according to current beauty standards, lol...
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  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Leaves + flowers = killer species.
     
  3. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Is yours fragrant?
     
  4. ntgerald

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    Nope.