Phal.bellina (bellina var. coerulea x bellina ' Montclair'), NF1564
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Item #: NF1564
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Description & Details

This new strain is an amazing combination of the coerulea (blue) form of Phal. bellina from Japan with our best traditional Borneo color form of Phal. bellina, the awarded clone 'Montclair'. We are extremely delighted to have been awarded the highly coveted First Class Certificate (FCC) and an Award of Merit (AM) from the American Orchid Society (AOS) for this cross:  Phal. bellina 'Jamie' FCC/AOS (90 points) in July 2017 and Phal. bellina ‘Norman’ AM/AOS (83 points) in June 2017. Phal. bellina 'Jamie' FCC/AOS is on record as having the largest flower of all FCC awarded Phal. bellina!

 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.

 This strain has compact round leaves for type of breeding and extremely fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, white flowers with deep violet that 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. Phal. bellina thrives in warm to hot temperatures, bright light, high humidity, good air circulation, regular watering and fertilizing. Can be grown on a bright windowsill or under lights. Excellent for growing outdoors in hot and humid climates where winters are frost free and temperatures are above 70°F. Can be grown potted or mounted. Will need more frequent watering if mounted as it tends to dry quicker. Let dry slightly between thorough watering. It prefers consistent warm to hot temperatures year round and does not need a winter rest.

 These award quality 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.

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