My Phal Amboinensis is Blooming!

The title of this blog post says it all. I discovered a little bloom opening this morning when I went to mist my orchids:

Tiny stripey bloom!

This is the first of my Hausermann’s purchases to spike and bloom (aside from the Phal manii which was in bloom when it arrived). Mine looks a little different from the typical Phal amboinensis, which you can see in this orchid of the week post from awhile back. The purple lip is what makes this one unique:


The bloom isn’t fully open, but I got so excited that I had to write about it. As you can see, there are two other buds developing on this spike (I wish there were more, but at least it’s blooming, period!). Once this baby opens up more, I’ll post another update!

Also: I’m planning to go to The Orchid Show at the NYBG this Friday! Woohoo!!

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  1. What a darling little orchid. I bought a tiny plant of this variety, which has only four leaves yet but I hope it will grow. Do you have your potted in sphagnum moss? Do you use fertiliser on it at all. I don’t really know if this variety has any special needs so I am just treating it like a Phal. Fingers crossed!

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for your comment! I have this orchid potted in bark mix. I do fertilize it — every week in the summer and every 2 or 3 weeks in the winter. As far as I know, this Phal doesn’t have any special needs. I’ve been treating it like all my others and I got it to bloom, so that says something. Good luck with yours!!

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