Phalenopsis Orchid (My Favourite)
Commonly known as moth orchids, are mainly single-stemmed epiphytes. The thick, upright stems up to 8cm tall carry wide, fleshy, alternate leaves which are limp.
Some aerial roots are produced on the stem among the lower leaves. Simular roots cover the mixture.
Arching flower stalks that rise from the leaf axils can be 90cm long, with branches 30cm long. Stalks bear up to 30 pansy - like flowers in an inflorescence resembling a flight of moths.
Flowering occurs at any time and each flower lasts up to 3 weeks.
Cymbidium Orchid - Australian Native
They are available in different sizes from 1 spike up to aprox 10 spikes