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Moth orchids are good starts for beginners

A friend gave me a moth orchid, Phalaenopsis talsuco 'Bright,' for my birthday a few years ago. Its flowering stem was covered with 12 creamy white flowers. The leaves were thick and dark green. It was beautiful. It was my first experience with these orchids, and I wasn't sure how to grow one. It has rebloomed twice since I received it. The plant label said, "The Phalaenopsis is a great beginner orchid." I agree.

Phaleanopsis are epiphytic orchids. In their native habitats, they grow high in the branches of trees in tropical or subtropical jungles, clinging to bark. They obtain …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 7, 2012 04:39PM Published Feb 7, 2012 04:39PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.