Phalaenopsis equestris coerulea 3" FS
Phalaenopsis equestris coerulea
species - Philippines, S. Taiwan
This is probably one of the most popular small Phalaenopsis species. It's flowers are petit (.5-1'2") occurring at any time of year usually on arching, branched stems. It is a shade lover that likes warm nights (65 degrees) and good humidity. Phal. equestris can also be grown mounted on a suitable piece of cork, tree fern or other material. It also readily produces keikis (baby plants) on the green stem that, once they have produced roots of their own, can be removed and grown on as individual plants.
LIMITED. FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER
NOTE: the term "coerulea" usually refers to some shade of blue. In orchids, with a few exceptions, this is mostly wishful thinking. As in the case of Phal. equestris, "coerulea" refers to the light lavender color of the lip - it is certainly not the typical pink or dark rose color of most varieties.