Phal. bellina var. alba (bellina ' FANGtastic' x bellina ' Penang's Best'), NF433
  • Phal. bellina var. alba (bellina ' FANGtastic' x bellina ' Penang's Best')
  • NF433
  • NF433
  • NF433
  • NF433
  • Phal. bellina var. alba (bellina ' FANGtastic' x bellina ' Penang's Best')
  • Phal. bellina var. alba (bellina ' FANGtastic' x bellina ' Penang's Best')

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This seed-grown population comes from our line-breeding of two of the best alba (white) forms of the ever-popular, fragrant species—Phal. bellina.

 The pod parent, Phal. bellina fma. alba 'FANGtastic', is the one of the best strains from the premier hybridizer Mr. Jaiho Huang of Jiaho Orchids, who has a done a tremendous job breeding many fine novelty Phalaenopsis species in Taiwan, among them Phal. tetraspis. The pollen parent, Phal. bellina fma. alba 'Penang's Best', is the best strain from Mr. Michael Ooi of Ooi Leng Sun Orchids Nursery in Malaysia. Its gently undulating, glossy, green foliage provides a beautiful backdrop for cascading spikes of waxy creamy white flowers touched with a hint of green.  This particular strain has been wonderful and is very vigorous for an alba form. 

 Phal. bellina was originally called Phal. violacea var. Borneo, however it has since been moved into its own species due to differences in habitat and plant morphology. Phal. bellina is native to Malaysia and Borneo. It grows in shady, humid, lowland and swampy riverine forests at elevations up to 656 feet (200 meters). It is a small sized, hot growing, pendant growing epiphyte carrying pendulous, broad, rounded, light green, 12 inch long leaves. Phal. bellina blooms in the summer through fall on a 2.75 inch long inflorescence with 2 - 3 highly fragrant flowers open at a time. The flowers are waxy, measuring about 1.5 - 2 inches in diameter.

 The objective of this type of line breeding is to create a strain that is designed for growing in North America that is fast blooming and does not require hot temperatures as the native species. This population is showing tremendous species vigor and blooming in 3-inch pot with moss. Extremely fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, white flowers are borne sequentially on compact spikes for months beginning in early summer, the flower spikes cascading gently over broad gracefully undulating leaves. It has a multiple spike habit which means old spikes remain green and continue to bloom in addition to creating new spikes each year, so don’t remove them until they have turned brown and dry.

This strain thrives in warm temperatures, intermediate light, high humidity, good air circulation, regular watering and fertilizing. Can be grown on a bright windowsill, under lights, or in an orchid cabinet. Excellent for growing outdoors in hot and humid climates where winters are frost free and temperatures are above 70°F. Can be grown in a pot, hanging basket, or on a mount. Will need more frequent watering if mounted as it tends to dry quicker. Let dry slightly between thorough watering. It prefers consistent warm temperatures year round and does not need a winter rest. Its compact size makes this plant ideal for growers with limited space. These plants are highly recommended for lovers of fragrant orchids and the species collector, and would be a welcome addition to collection or any novelty Phal breeding program.

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PLEASE NOTE: Since this is a Seedling Population (not a Mericlone which produces exact duplicates), the picture is for illustration purposes only. No two plants will be the same from this cross, and they will flower in a range of possibilities coming from the two parents.
Color White,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance Yes
PlantLocation Greenhouse,House
LightRequirement Medium 1000+ F.C.,Low 800+ F.C.
Species True
CompactGrower True
Class Species, Phalaenopsis
Genus Phal.
HybridName bellina var. alba
Cultivar , Note: Amazing Sweet Fragrance
PodParent bellina ' FANGtastic'
PollenParent bellina ' Penang's Best'

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