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Phalaenopsis Brother Little Amaglad gx
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moth orchid Little Amaglad gx

An epiphytic, evergreen orchid producing an arching spike of long-lasting, pale pink flowers with pale orange lips

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Moisture
Well–drained
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Yellow Green
Summer Pink Yellow Green
Autumn Pink Yellow Green
Winter Pink Yellow Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Orchidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in open, bark-based epiphytic orchid compost, allowing the roots to hang outside the container. Provide bright, filtered light, good ventilation and, from spring to autumn mist daily to increase humidity. Water freely as the potting mix dries out, allowing the water to drain away and feed with an orchid fertiliser monthly. See Phalaenopsis cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by small plantlets which may appear from the nodes on the flower stems, these can be detatched when they have produced several good roots

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required; cut back flowered stems to a lower node to encourage further flowers

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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