An Orchid Obsession OUR ORCHID DATABASE: Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Orchid Name: Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Synonym Names: Schiller's Phalaenopsis

Species or Hybrid
Species

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"Shot at the Krohn Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH 1/29/11"
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"Shot at the Krohn Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH 1/29/11"
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"Shot at the Krohn Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH 1/29/11"
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"Shot at the Krohn Concervatory, Cincinnati, OH 1/29/11"
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Posted by Henryr10 on Feb 6, 2011 10:21 AM CST:
From: Orchidweb.com

This species is native to the Philippines. This is the tetraploid form with stiffer leaves and larger flowers. The beautiful leaves have a silvery mottling over an olive blue/green background. The plant is Winter to Spring blooming. This form of the species is not often available for sale and is difficult to produce in large numbers. Large, well rounded 3 and a half to 4 inch flowers that have a nice rose- like fragrance in the morning. We have been line-breeding these for 4 generations.

Light:
This plant prefers low light from750 to 1000 footcandles. East window or artificial light culture is ideal.

Temperature:
This plant prefers intermediate to warm temperatures not falling below 60 degrees Fahrenheit for a winter night temp. Daytime highs can be from 70 to 85 degrees.

Humidity:
50% or higher is ideal. Humidity trays or room humidifiers are a great help. You can mist the plant in the morning hours.

Water:
This plant prefers rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Water as the mix approaches dryness.

Fertilizer:


Use Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. If potted in bark, fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water. If using sphagnum moss, fertilize with Green Jungle every third watering. Or, use GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree with municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, add back in 5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium. Fertilize every other watering in the summer and every third watering in the winter.

Flowering:
This species flowers in the winter to spring months. The 3 to 4 inch flowers are colored in light pink with a lighter (sometimes) white lip. Some of the plants will produce a nice rose scent in the early morning hours. The flowers last 3 months unlike the normal diploid form of the species which last for 3-4 weeks.

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