Parentage: (Micro Nova X philippinensis)
These are clones, recent import from Taiwan. These are small mature size plant. 6 inch leaf span, planted in 2.5 inch pot. Flowering season is Spring. Grow these on and they will reward you with more flowers in the Spring. Flower size is about 3 cm. Flower is fragrant.
Phalaenopsis Mini Mark is a delightful miniature that produces many small white flowers with bright orange lip. These are clones. Therefore they will bloom on small plant such as these. Phalaenopsis Micro Nova is a primary hybrid between Phalaenopsis maculata and Phalaenopsis lobbii. Species Phalaenopsis is a miniature - plant never gets larger than 3-4 inch leaf span in cultivation.
Right now these are young mature size plants, first bloom are producing 2-3 flowers. As plant gets older over years spike will get longer and branching - and produce many flowers.
Growing Tips - let the media dry out quickly in between watering. To do this we would water slightly (use spray water bottle to squirt a few times into moss). Moss should dry out within 2-3 days. For longevity this plant does best growing in an open mix - bark charcoal sponge rock with a thin layer of moss on top to maintain humidity. You can also use moss with net pot or clay pot so moss will dry out quicker. We had a plant in our collection since 2004. It was sold earlier this year after we had it for 17 years. It produces 2-3 keiki for us during this time.
The need for media to dry out quicker is that species parent Phalaenopsis philippinensis and Phalaenopsis lobbii do not tolerate roots staying wet for more than 2-3 days - plant can perish quickly if roots stay wet and temperature is below 65 F.