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Phalaenopsis lindenii Loher

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Cool Environment Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A small epiphytic orchid, it has a pendant growth form and can grow up to 25cm in length. 
Foliage The leaves are pendant and are dark green and mottled with silver-white spots. 
Flowers The flowers are borne on an erect to arching inflorescence, the flowers bloom simultaneously and are about 28mm in width. The flowers have white sepals and petals with pink stripes and spots. The flower lip is white with a pink tip with pink stripes running along the length. 
Habitat It is found growing in shady location on trees in the forests of North Luzon, Philippines. 
Cultivation It is best grown under 70% shade and in cool temperatures. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Low Humidity / Aircon
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Silver / Grey, Patterned

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Pink, White, Patterned
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Inflorescence Type Raceme
Flowering Period A Few Times Yearly

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Master ID 31716
Species ID 6115
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.