rosenstromii is classified Endangered in Queensland and is listed as such by the Queensland Government in the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006. The genus name is derived from the Greek phalaino (moth), and opsis (appearance), referring to the moth-like flowers of some species. Ormerod, P. (2017). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, Kew Species Profiles Although Phalaenopsis amabilis has yet to be evaluated according to recent IUCN Red List criteria, one of its subspecies, P. amabilis subsp. Bud blast (bud drop without blooming) has a number of possible causes including changes in temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer or location. Jawa, The genus name is derived from the Greek phalaino (moth), and opsis (appearance), referring to the moth-like flowers of some species. This subspecies occurs in several National Parks within the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site but is potentially threatened by illegal collecting. The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu 2: 1-726. Phalaenopsis amabilis, commonly known as the moon orchid or moth orchid in India and as anggrek bulan in Indonesia, is a species of flowering plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae, native to the East Indies and Australia, and widely cultivated as a decorative houseplant. © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Phalaenopsis is a genus of around 45 species of mainly epiphytic orchids native to India, southern China, and Southeast Asia. Thick fleshy roots arise from the basal (lower) part of the often pendulous stem. The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12. When looking for a good orchid to pick from the store, the leaves should be bright, and a vibrant deep green color. Moth orchid is the common name for the phalaenopsis orchid that's quickly become one of the most popular species from the orchidaceae family of flowering plants. Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 1-494. Healthy Phalaenopsis Orchids Should Have Bright Green Leaves. Exclusive Subaru VIP offer for ASPCA Guardians & Founders. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Commonly called moth orchids, they are popular house plants that, with proper care, will flower repeatedly once per year (sometimes more often) with the flowers lasting for four months or … Plants will tolerate some brief temperature extremes, but temperatures in excess of 95°F or below 55°F should be avoided. In St. Louis, phalaenopsis is grown in pots in a fir bark based medium with superior drainage. A selection of paintings, including one of Phalaenopsis amabilis , was published in A Very Victorian Passion: The Orchid Paintings of John Day 1863-1888 . It prefers warm, humid, damp but not soggy conditions in shady locations (bright light with no sun). The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. A herbarium specimen, collected in Java by the Swedish explorer Pehr Osbeck in 1752, was renamed Epidendrum amabile by Linnaeus in 1753, and the species was finally transferred to the new genus Phalaenopsis by the botanist Carl Ludwig Blume in 1825. Message and data rates may apply. Phalaenopsis amabilis is cultivated as an ornamental and has been used by breeders to produce many hybrids and cultivars. Image from Stuppy & Kesseler©Papadakis Publisher. Pressed and dried, and alcohol-preserved specimens of Phalaenopsis amabilis are held in Kew's Herbarium, where they are available to researchers from around the world, by appointment. All orchids are listed on Appendix I or II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which makes it an offence to trade this species between countries without a permit. Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis sp. Plants may be taken outside in summer under trees, but never placed in direct afternoon sun. Potted plants for sunrooms and larger window sills. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (2010). Water thoroughly with tepid water in mornings only. It serves as an excellent houseplant as long as basic growing conditions can be met. Flowering stems grow from the base of the leaves and are branched, up to 1 m long, with many white flowers, each lasting several weeks or until pollinated. Other Ways to Help: Become a Monthly Member; Fundraise with Team ASPCA; Join the Mobile Action Team; Share this page: Help the ASPCA Put a Stop to Animal Cruelty Donate. Phalaenopsis amabilis (L.) Blume Orchids (Orchidaceae) are the largest family of flowering plants, and there are over 50 species of Phalaenopsis alone. Best sites are on east window sills, but plants also grow well on well shaded south or west sills, with growing conditions that include (a) temperatures at 72-85°F in daytime and above 60°F at night (a temperature drop to 55°F at night in fall helps initiate flower spikes), (b) significant humidity (50-60% - set pot on moist gravel tray with the base of the pot NOT standing in water and mist in morning), (c) bright light but no direct sun, (d) good air movement (ceiling fan is ideal) and (d) a potting mix of coarse fir bark or orchid bark mix that facilitates circulation of air and water. Large leathery succulent leaves (to as much as 18”) are elliptic and come directly from the rootstock.Genus name comes from the Greek words phalaina meaning "moth" and opsis meaning "like" for the flowers that look like moths. John Day (1824-1888) was an English orchid grower who also painted hundreds of exquisite watercolours of the newly discovered orchids that were introduced to Victorian society. Sometimes you’ll see the bottom few leaves can be yellow or withered, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Root/stem rots. They have a monopodial growth habit and lack pseudobulbs. By providing my mobile number, I agree to receive periodic text messages from the ASPCA.