Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Shreveport Spring'

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Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Shreveport Spring'
(gigantea 'Pau-Hwa' AM-CCM/OSROC X gigantea 'KS #2')

We have this plant for 9 years. It's probably 13 years old. this year flower count is reduced due to reduced light/cold winter keeping shade cloth covered. However flowers look better than last year. Form is good, as well as texture. OSROC = Orchid Society of Republic of China - equivalent to TOGA Taiwan Orchid Grower Association today.

This plant is flowering now - and available for purchase via our online store.

















last year
 

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Oh my, yet another temptation! That's a gorgeous plant and I love the
pattern and color of the blooms.
 

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I have three gigantea and if you leave the old inflor. alone and keep fertilizing, they keep blooming.
 

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Hi Dot, Phal gigantea can flower twice a year. They are not sequential bloomer in the sense that new buds continue to form at the tip of existing inflorescence. All buds seem to open at once, 1-2 weeks apart. But like Angela mentioned, I leave the old inflor. on the plant and when condition is right, the plant will rebloom.
 

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Dot, if you don't have at least one gigantea, you need to have one. One of
the nice things about gigantea is you can slap it in a basket, hang it sideways and it doesn't crowd your bench space. As you can see from Mr.
Lin's photos, the leaves and flowers are stunning. It also blooms quite
a bit!
 

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Tempting, but my hanging space is pretty much taken up by multiflorals, Phrags and vandaceous.
 

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