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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
This specie has a flat, star-shaped flower with petals relatively small for the size of the plant.
I have seen several forms of Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi; this specie is endemic to Borneo that produce flowers about 1.5 inches in size, while the picta form from India is about one inch in size. Most distinguishing characteristic is its rather plump, flattened inflorescence (not a spike as most Phals have=I am lucky to have 4 sprouting out from the base of the crown) from which flowers with small petals emerge. This plant blooms continuously, and as older flowers fade, new flowers appear. A lot of hybrids have used this species to improve and give color to other generations. I almost bought a very dark green P. cornu-cervi in bloom which was almost an emerald color, and I doubted the plant as a real cornu-cervi and I have never seen one like it since. The most common color is yellow green, and have markings of a reddish brown or cinnamon colored bars, spots and blotches over all segments. The lip is white with parallel, reddish brown or cinnamon colored strips on the lateral lobes and base of the column.
This is an equatorial plant with two kinds of season in the wild: the hot/dry season and the monsoon rains season. I mimic this season cycle in my windowsill, in fact I have it growing in a hanging basket on a bed of coconut fibers, small charcoal, lava rock and hydroton on the east facing window of the bathroom.
Spritzing it every morning and soaking it once a week in the fertilizer liquid for 5 minutes alternating with Algoflash and seaweed mix…
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Wow. Great growing and love the roots!
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It looks beautiful! How many spikes does it have?
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Very nice, you always give such great discriptions. How long will it flower for you before its' inflorescences die-off?
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Thank You, Josh !

Thank You, Lana ! Its got 4 inflorescence.

Thank You, Wjs2nd ! I make it a point to share my culture of the plant and also some short research I learned about it...in about three months the inflorescence dry up and fall off; I dont even have to cut it
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I am glad I didnt cut the spikes....this plant gave me one more bloom just to make me glad





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Bud don't ever cut the spikes on C-C, they can go on forever. Until it's brown and dried up leave them on. I had green spikes on mine for years and they just kept blooming.
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I second what Terri says - I've have several different variations of the cornu-cervi and the spikes live for years.............and years.............and years.

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Thank You, Terri !!!!

Thank You, Brooke !!!!

your growing tips are duly noted....
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