Thursday, August 23, 2012

Orchid Plant - Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl

Orchid Plant - Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl
Here is an orchid that is special beyond compare - Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl. So many things make this orchid plant and flowers special I don't know where to start.  Ok.. first the flowers.  Pure white blossoms are speckeled with dark fuchsia spots - not one spot is the same size as the other - not one flower is alike! The flowers are medium sized but if this orchid is grown in a larger pot, the flowers tend to be a bit bigger.  
Orchid plants that produce flowers with spots are known as Harlequin orchids.. hmm, I wonder why.  Did the grower know these orchid plants were going to be so special?
Another thing that makes Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl special is that it is a challenge to grow.. I don't know what you consider rare, but I consider that from 100 seedlings less than half make it to mature size.. like the one shown in the photo.. Finally, Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl is very vigorous and easy to grow in the home.  I have taken  Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl home so I know from experience it does well in the home by a well lit window.  If you get a mature plant, hang on to it.
I hope you like  Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Pearl just as much as I do.   

Steve Peralta

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Dtps. Sogo Vivien "Marginata" Orchid Flowers and Foliage

miniature moth orchid - doritaenopsis sogo vivien "marginata"

The miniature orchid plant craze is in full swing.  Not long ago mini orchids like this one called Doritaenopsis Sogo Vivien "Marginata" were a novelty, even rare.  They still are rare and a novelty but thanks to their popularity, miniature orchid plants abound in our greenhouse and florist customers have come to love them too.  I hope you like mini orchids. They are compact and fit just about anywhere with bright light.  Since they are so small, we have a tendency to love them more.  With a lot of love, these mini orchids will bloom time and again with little care.  Enjoy!