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Phalaenopsis equestris 'Blue Lip'


Found from the Philippines and southern Taiwan near streams in hot valleys at an altitude of sealevel to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by several imbricating leaf bases and carrying to 5, fleshy, recurved, oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, acute or subobtuse leaves that blooms at almost any time of the year although the peak is September through April on a suberect to arcuate, to 12" [30 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, denesly many flowered inflorescence with small, purple bracts and successively opening flowers.

This species has a habit of making keikis and can rebloom out of old spikes and can continue to send off branches so they are best left uncut.

This orchid is highly adaptable to various environments and is easy to grow, if given a drier winter although never left to dry out completely.

Phalaenopsis equestris 'Blue Lip'

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