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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
East Indian butterfly plant
Phalaenopsis are a large genus of species and hybrid mainly epiphytic orchids. Short, upward growing, stem-like rhizomes with no pseudobulbs produce oval, fleshy mid to dark green leaves and flowers in branched racemes from the base of the leaves
P. amabilis has between 3 and 5 broadly oval, fleshy leaves which grow to 50cm long. Numerous, scented, long-lasting white flowers, up to 10cm across, with a white and yellow lip and red throat are borne from autumn to early spring on branched racemes up to 1m tall
E Indies, Australia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow in an open bark-based compost and position with good indirect light and warm even temperatures. Water thoroughly when compost has almost dried out and feed regularly. Do not leave standing in water. See Phalaenopsis cultivation
Cuttings or offshoots (keikis) may root successfully when roots are 2cm long
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Cut back flowered stems to a lower node to encourage the production of further flowers
Pests Susceptible to aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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