Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem


Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem (formerly: Doritaenopsis Pentel Gem) is an epiphytic growing orchid hybrid, a crossing between Phalaenopsis Purple Gem (formerly: Doritaenopsis Purple Gem) (seed parent) and Phalaenopsis equestris (pollen parent).
The beutiful, pinkish orchid hybrid has been developed and registered with the Royal Horticultural Society by Pentel in the year 1999. The charming, small orchid was primarily classified as Doritaenopsis, which is still accepted as a synonym by the science of botany, as it has ¼ Doritis pulcherrima (now: Phalaenopsis pulcherrima) in its breeding background (Phalaenopsis Purple Gem = Phalaenopsis pulcherrima x Phalaenopsis equestris).

The erect inflorescences can carry more than 20 flowers, which open about 10 at the same time. Flowers get a size of assumed 4-5 cm across. Flowering period: with good conditions nearly all around the year. Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem requires warm temperatures, a well drained potting medium and medium to low light. The orchid hybrid should be kept moist during the growth season, but do not overwater. In winter waterings and fertilizing should be restricted. Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem is considered as easy-to-grow an can be recommended to orchid beginners.

Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem
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Image: Phalaenopsis Pentel Gem
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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