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Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana (Species)

This small to medium sized, hot growing, epiphytic species is found in the Philippines at elevations below 100 meters with an erect or ascending stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying elliptic, obovate to oblong-elliptic, fleshy, acute or obtuse leaves and likes a hot environment with plenty of water year round and low levels of light. This species has 3 to 5, sweetly fragrant, long lasting, fleshy, waxy flowers and blooms in the spring through summer on a suberect, arcuate to pendant, to 16" [40 cm] long, thick, succulent, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaves covered with small distichous, ovate-triangular bracts.

This orchid does well in a pot and has a habit of making keikis so it is best to leave green, viable inflorescence alone so they may bloom again.

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

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