Phalaenopsis MarbellaYou just have to love orchids that come with full “drulleförsäkring” (liability insurance for clumsy people, or clumsiness insurance for short). My dear Phalaenopsis Marbella is such an orchid.

This little lady is flowering right now, but it almost was not to be this year. I managed to break the flower spike when watering earlier this spring and was really upset about it too (DANG!! ) But, after just one a month in rehab she came back (Marvelous Marbella).

Now the flowers have finally opened. She is just as beautiful as I remember, and the sparingly placed purple dots match my hair color perfectly. Excellent!

I grow this one intermediate on the windowsill (under lights) in semi-hydro leca.