Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Asia, Bangladesh, Borneo, India, Java, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sumatra, Thailand, Vietnam

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is a species of epiphytic and lithophytic orchid that originates from Java, Bangladesh, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Laos, Vietnam, Sumatra, and other regions, where this small sized orchid can be found growing upon rocks, trees, or other plants, in various environments, from areas of forest near rivers and in lowland locations in the wet, tropical biome.  Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi plants can be found growing in both exposed and sheltered locations, with quite different light levels and conditions in their native environments.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is a small sized, warm to hot growing orchid species, which experiences a winter drought, so you will need to replicate these conditions and factor in a drier rest period with cooler temperatures from November to February to ensure that your plant grows well.  Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ requires a very humid environment with good air circulation to allow the plants to dry out quickly after watering.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi displays leaf green, smooth leaves.  Various flowered forms of Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi are available, including red and green flowered forms.  Some plants require brighter lighting than others.

You can see photographs of Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ in flower, in this update.

Alternatively, you can follow this Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Green’ specimen and see how this plant grows, develops, and flowers, from April 2018 to March 2019, in this update, here.

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