JoAnne Skelly

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January 28, 2012
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Moth orchids are very abundant and prolific

A friend gave me a moth orchid, Phalaenopsis taisuco "Bright," for my birthday a few years ago. Its flowering stem was covered with 12 creamy white flowers. The leaves were thick and dark green. It was beautiful. It was my first experience with these orchids, and I wasn't sure how to grow one. It has rebloomed twice since I received it. The plant label said, "The Phalaenopsis is a great beginner orchid." I agree.

Phalaenopsis are epiphytic orchids. In their native habitats, they grow high in the branches of trees in tropical or subtropical jungles, clinging to bark. They obtain …

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