Belle the Phalaenopsis Bellina

One of my favourite orchid species of all time is the Phalaenopsis Bellina, A beautiful plant, slow grower but the reward is absolutely breath taking.

A species endemic to Borneo, also the official flower of Sarawak, the Normah Orkid.

This is Belle, my Bellina.

I’ve been caring for this plant for almost 2 years, and it was only giving out leaves like 2-3 per year. But it was surviving, until it gave a beautiful flower stalk. Such a nice surprise.

Look at it! So exciting to wait!

A few days just before it blooms, the bud swells up really nice.

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Boom! There you have it, the pale irridescent yellow, with the brightest magenta. It also has an amazing fragrance that filled the entire garden, some even nick named it the fruit-loop orchid.

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The smell was so intoxicating that, a whole swarm of bees came to visit it! They didn’t do this for the other flowers.

Grow well Belle!

Phalaenopsis Bellina

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