Phalaenopsis speciosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.
Plant flowers in the fall with many 5 cm wide fragrant flowers. Flower colors are variable from purple, red, to white.
Plants is found growing on exposed trees in the lowland forest on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
Grow cool to intermeidiate. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.
|Phalaenopsis speciosa variant||Sepals and petals are white with purple patches. Lip is white with yellow center.|
Common Names: The Beautiful Phalaenopsis
- Phalaenopsis speciosa var. christiana Rchb.f 1882
- Phalaenopsis speciosa var. imperatrix Rchb.f. 1882
- Polychilos speciosa (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982
- Sweet, Herman R.. The Genus Phalaenopsis. The Orchid Digest, 1980.