Like a calm yoga exercise the stem stretches aloft from a dark green base, then unfurls into a branch with enormous flowers. These are sometimes snow white, orange or purple through to lilac and russet. Sometimes this lady also wears exciting spots and stripes. Because the flowers bear some resemblance to a flying moth, Phalaenopsis is also known as the moth orchid. The flower symbolises pure friendship, and therefore makes an excellent gift.
The calm and structure of the plant requires a substantial or eye-catching pot as a contrast. A pair of Phalaenopsis together also give a good effect: The flower stems can be pointed in all directions, which gives harmony and balance. Decorative glass pots are a solution to prevent all the roots from growing towards the light.
Orchid of the month
Every month we present a new orchid of the month. Want to find out which orchid it will be next month? Take a look at the list.