Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 09-14-2021, 02:20 PM
mopwr mopwr is offline

Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 55
Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba
Default Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba

I took a many year hiatus from orchids (about 12 years) and just got into things around the start of the year. Once back into things, I learned of some of the developments in plants that I had happenned while I was away. One of those things, relevant to this board was the line breeding of Novelty Phal Species, in particular line breeding success with the indigo "blue" types. I searched around and found nothing local, so I bought a nice mature Phalaenopsis Violacea var Indigo (with good parentage) that I could hopefully bloom and see this color in person. I got it and repotted it even though I was cautioned not to repot new plants, but it absolutely needed it. I trimmed off a fair amount of old dead roots and pulled out all of the old media and put it into something a bit more open of a mix.

Two months later I had a bunch more new roots and a couple more leaves and also, most importantly, a new spike. My first orchid to bloom since I got back into the hobby. As things progressed, I waited for the bud to deepn in color and start showing me that "blue"... Instead, I ended up with this guy, which I truly like, but was not planning on for sure.

The first pic shows it's first flower, nice sized at somewhere around 5cm. Now that I'm growing it a little cooler, the flowers are a hair under that size, but are a lot flatter (and it's thrown another spike). Not sure how people judge these flowers, but I think it's a good representative of the species, very well balanced and full - especially compared to what I've seen of the albas out there. Not what I had planned to get initially, but a good flower nonetheless - and fragrant to boot. Just thought I'd share.
Attached Thumbnails
Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba-pxl_20210710_182028040-jpg   Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba-alba_new-jpg   Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba-alba_new4-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 7 Likes
Old 09-14-2021, 03:20 PM
JungleJo's Avatar
JungleJo JungleJo is offline

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 76
Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba Male

Very nice! I like your story. :-)

You grow a beautiful plant. I have an indigo myself.

I grew a lot of orchids in my teens, but in my 20s and most of my 30s I was too busy and too mobile moving countries and continents too grow anything. Now I've changed for a different climate and country where orchids thrive. Having a blast
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mopwr liked this post
Old 09-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Shadeflower's Avatar
Shadeflower Shadeflower is online now
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 632
Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba

It's lovely.
I lost mine and still a mystery what happened to it so that's my story. I keep telling myself it had a not so nice fragrance (just to make me feel better) - the fragrance is the most important, if you don't like how it smells then it could always be better
This was mine
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2021, 03:22 AM
Thriodien's Avatar
Thriodien Thriodien is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Szeged, Hungary
Age: 36
Posts: 183
Phalaenopsis Violacea Alba Female

Originally Posted by mopwr View Post
Not sure how people judge these flowers, but I think it's a good representative of the species, very well balanced and full - especially compared to what I've seen of the albas out there.
That is indeed true. Both its shape and colour are perfect!

I also tend to repot everything right away (or at least after a couple of days) as i need to get rid of possible pests asap and confirm if the roots inside the pot are all okay.

I feel all of your stories, i've been away from orchids for a decade too but just couldn't stay away any longer Starting over's soooo exciting, having the sensation of a new flower opening is much more intensified still
Reply With Quote


bloom, blue, indigo, nice, species

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phalaenopsis violacea var alba 'Borneo' NeofinetiaCanada2014 Species 20 11-15-2016 04:45 PM
Why you can not id a phal hybrid dennis Identification Forum 11 11-06-2015 12:00 PM
My small list of Phals Call_Me_Bob Species 10 09-20-2012 10:28 PM
Phalaenopsis violacea var. alba Bird Song Farm Species 11 06-02-2010 03:06 AM
Phalaenopsis Phylogeny philoserenus Hybrids 14 10-26-2009 09:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 PM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.