Phalaenopsis violacea fo. coerulea Christenson 2001 is an epiphytic growing color form (variety) of Phalaenopsis violacea with greenish at the edges, light purple-blue flowers, found in Malaysia. The fragrant flowers get a size of up to about 5 cm in diameter. Flowering period: throughout the year. Phalaenopsis violacea orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures, low light or full shade and a high humidity. Plants should be kept moist, but not sogging wet, during the growth season. During the winter rest waterings should be slightly decreased. Do not cut away still green inflorescences, before completely dried out, as they may set new flowers again
for several times.
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Image: Phalaenopsis violacea fo. coerulea Christenson 2001
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee
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