Species: Phalaenopsis stuartiana
Synonym: Phalaenopsis schilleriana
Common Name: Stuart’s Phalaenopsis
Flower Size: 2 to 3 1/2″ [5-9 cm]
From the warm humid forests of the island of Mindano in the Philippines at elevations up to 300 meters, this medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species with short stems enveloped by imbricating leaf bases and carrying a few, arcuate to pendant, elliptic-oblong, fleshy, obtuse, mottled green leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on a branching, to 3′ [90 cm] long, arcuate to pendant inflorescence with ovate-cucullate bracts, that can carry up to 100, faintly fragrant flowers and is a small growing epiphyte with marbled leaves, that needs shade, humidity and even watering year round. Pot or mount these orchids while the root tips are actively growing, but take care not to damage them too much.