Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Phalaenopsis

Specie: P. Aphrodite


English Name:


Common Name

Moon Orchid

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Orchidaceae

Name in English: Moon Orchid

The Plant

Origin: southeastern Taiwan to the Philippines.

Growth Habit: monopodial growth habit: a single growing stem, inflorescent

Flower:showy and white, sepals are very spread out. Peak of callus yellow with touch of red.

Blooming Period: year round

Leaf: oblong-ovate, fleshy uniform green above with more purple below.,


great for high end arrangements and bouquets, wedding bouquets as blooms, as single flower or grouped,( dramatic, showy, and versatile)

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: can be long lasting (over two weeks), depending of quality of the grower

Amount of water: fill vase, warm water

Nutrition: floral preservative

Special handling: ethylene sensitive, transport in water (picks)

Special feature/remarks:

very "female"