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Phalaenopsis maculata Rchb.f.

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Full Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers 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


Native Distribution Borneo and Malaya. 
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form An epiphyte, it has a monopodial growth form. 
Foliage The leaves are arranged alternately and can grow up to 20cm in length. 
Flowers The flowers are borne on a raceme and measure about 3cm wide. The flower petals and sepals are cream with red spots while the flower lip is red and has a smooth texture. 

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Red, Patterned
Flower Texture(s) Waxy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Inflorescence Type Raceme

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Master ID 31914
Species ID 6316
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.