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Phalaenopsis ‘Brother Lancer’

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It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Moth Orchids. Every time my long-time plant dealer Sopronia drops by with a basket of orchids, I tend to purchase one or two. If I hadn’t killed most of my Phals in 4 decades, I would have hundreds in my collection. The temperature in my garden is not very friendly to Phalaenopsis; that is why raising these beauties remain a challenge for me.

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Anyway when I saw Phal. ‘Brother Lancer’ last October 26, 2014, I was thrilled. This hybrid has blooms of pale yellow color with Fuchsia (red/purple) Polka-dots. Each petal  mirrors the lip (my daughter says it looks like a Lycaste). Each flower measures 7.5cm  W x 7.5 cm H. The whole plant is 45 centimeters tall.

2014-10-26 16.04.13Presently, I’m still studying my new plant’s eccentricities. I place this among the ferns where it gets morning sunlight and has partial to full shade. It hangs four feet above the ground. I really hope this one would adapt well in my garden.

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