Moth orchid,Moon Orchid,Moon Orchids,Moth Orchids,Phalaenopsis Orchid,Phalaenopsis Orchids
Orchids in the genus Phalaenopsis are monopodial epiphytic, sometimes lithophytic herbs with long, coarse roots and short leafy stems hidden by overlapping leaf bases. The leaves are usually arranged in two rows, relatively large and leathery, oblong to elliptic and sometimes succulent. A few to many, small to large, long-lasting, flat, often fragrant flowers are arranged on erect to hanging racemes or panicles. The sepals and petals are free from and spread widely apart from each other. The lateral sepals are usually larger than the dorsal sepal and the petals much wider than the sepals. The labellum is joined stiffly to the column and has three lobes. The side lobes are erect and more or less parallel to each other and the middle lobe sometimes has a pair of appendages or antennae.
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Flowers usually in white, pink, and purple in various patterns. 2 true petals, 3 sepals, a "lip", and a "column" that contains the reproductive parts.
How to Grow
Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day), Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)