Saturday, April 2, 2011

Phalenopsis chibae

Phalenopsis chibae is a native from Vietnam. This one is mounted and grown in a south window away from direct sunlight. Once the inflorescence gets ready to bloom, I move the plant into the tank where it gets very high humidity (up to 95%+) and strong artificial light for 12 hours. It gets misted every 4 hours. Once the blossoms drop, I move it back to the windowsill. Without the high humidity, the advanced buds will merely drop without opening

The blossoms are approx. 1-1.2 cm across and the inflorescence has as many as 20-30 flowers.