A unique alba variety of the species Phalaenopsis tetraspis, it produces fragrant small flowers with pure white petals, symbolic of purity and virtue. The species is endemic to the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands and north-western Sumatra, with a natural habitat that is warm and wet at an altitude of 0 - 100 meters. This variety’s charm lies in, both, its compact and gently cascading flowering spike habit with multiple inflorescences, and its free-flowering nature where new flowers will continue to emerge from on old flower spikes in addition to new spikes produced each year. Thus, it is truly a gem that is worthy of addition to any orchid collection.
Care & Maintenance
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area where the plants can receive 4-6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight daily.
Water: Thoroughly water the roots until excess water drains out of the pot. Keep the surface of the leaves and flowers dry to reduce the risk of rotting. Water when the top of the growth substrate feels dry. Normally, twice a week should suffice.
Temperature: Plants can tolerate temperatures between 18-28°C.
Fertilizer: An orchid or all-purpose balanced fertilizer that contains equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 21-21-21 +TE) will help to boost plant health. Foliar spray on plants is to be carried out once fortnightly, at half strength of the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
Re-bloom: When the flowers are spent, DO NOT cut the flower spikes unless they are brown as new flowers will emerge from old flower spikes in each subsequent round of blooms.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary due to plant colour and size.