Phalaenopsis bellina

Phalaenopsis bellina bud drop

Phalaenopsis bellinaIt’s bellina season again… It smells lovely in the warm vivarium right now, although I think my particular clone has a pretty weak scent for a bellina. Some say one flower can fill an entire houses with its fragrance, mine is definitely a bit more shy than that but I do not mind. This species likes it hot and humid, why I keep mine in […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:57+01:00August 5th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

There she goes again…

Phalaenopsis bellinaThe beautiful and fragrant first flower faded just a few days ago, and there she goes again… Bud number two from the lovely Ms. Phalaenopsis bellina has started to open. And just like the song (apparently inspired by a seductive street walker), she is indeed quite seductive – although I would definitely not call her a streetwalker. This lady has class! 

There is something uniquely special about orchid […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:12+01:00June 23rd, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on There she goes again…

Vanilla ice cream and cotton candy with a diaper chaser…

Phalaenopsis floresensisLet me introduce you to the lovely Phalaenopsis floresensis. This sweet confection of an orchid looks a little bit like old fashioned vanilla ice cream with a tongue dipped in pink cotton candy. Add that to 3 spikes with 9 flowers in total and you got yourself a party!

Granted I bought this one already  in bud from Marita a few weeks ago so I […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:12+01:00May 17th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Vanilla ice cream and cotton candy with a diaper chaser…

Voila!! The Phalaenopsis bellina has arrived

Phalaenopsis bellinaAfter a long courtship since I first  discovered the flower spike back in march, the Phalaenopsis bellina flower has finally opened up. And wow!! It was really worth the wait. She makes good by her name and then some. Absolutely gorgeous shape, stunning colors, and very fragrant to boot! I must almost say that it might be a good thing that she […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:13+01:00May 17th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

My Phalaenopsis bellina is going to bloom already!!

Phalaenopsis bellinaWow, I thougth the plant I bought about 6 weeks ago was a little too small to bloom, but Look what I found when I was watering… the beginning of a flowerstalk!! Yay! This is very exciting news. I know I have told you guys before, but it was really the Phalaenopsis bellina that triggered the dream for a warm vivarium in the […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:14+01:00March 17th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |5 Comments

Finally! A phalaenopsis bellina for me!!

Warm vivariumI don’t know how it happened, and I can’t remember where, but I fell in love with phal bellina about a year ago and have ever since dreamed about a vivarium for warm growing species. Now that I have one, I finally came home with my beloved bellina. I am soo happy!! I had ordered it from Marita Åkesson […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:18+01:00February 7th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finally! A phalaenopsis bellina for me!!