Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Asia, Philippines

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ is a small to medium sized orchid species; this particular flowered form originates from the Municipality of Aparri, in the Philippines.  It’s an epiphytic orchid species, that grows upon the branches and trunks of trees, in forested areas.  This form of Phalaenopsis equestris differs from the species in the colour of the plant’s flowers – the lip is a reddish-orange-pink.  I’m not totally convinced that the plant I purchased as ‘Aparri’ is correct.  I wonder if this is actually just a regular Phalaenopsis equestris?

This is a floriferous orchid species; Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ plants usually bloom at least twice a year.  These orchids flourish in a humid environment, under bright, but filtered light.  Avoid harsh, direct lighting; soft bright but indirect light is what you’re aiming for.  Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ enjoys warm temperatures, but these plants also require a very humid environment to enable the plants to really flourish.

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ grows to be too large a plant for many terrariums.  However, this is a beautiful Phalaenopsis species, which is well worth growing, if you have a larger sized terrarium or vivarium.  This is a robust, strong growing orchid species, that’s very adaptable, and is easy to grow and flower.

You can see photographs of this Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ specimen’s first flowering inside my Rainforest Terrarium, in this update, here.  If you’re interested in this orchid species, you can follow this Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ specimen and see a few more photographs of this same plant’s first flowering inside my Rainforest Terrarium, in this update, here.

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