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Phaius pulchellus

Phaius pulchellus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Phaius
Species: Phaius pulchellus
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phaius pulchellus
Kraenzl. 1881


Phaius pulchellus is a species in the genus Phaius.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with several 6.25 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant are found growing in the evergreen forest of Madagascar and Reunion Island at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants require shade and cool to warm temperatures. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as 40% fir bark, 30% sphagnum moss, and 30% soil. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. When growth matures with hold watering for 3 to 4 weeks. Repotting should be done after flowering. . New plants can be obtained from the old spikes by laying the spike out in sand and half covering it.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phaius pulchellus2 Phaius pulchellus variety Sepals and petals are pink, Lip is magenta

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Charming Phaius

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