|Name:||Phal. (Taisuco Snow x Koala Moon) x Phal. Sideline 'June Moon'||Seed parent:||Phalaenopsis Taisuco Snow x Phalaenopsis Koala Moon|
|Date acquired:||26 March 2005||Pollen parent:||Phalaenopsis Sideline 'June Moon'|
|Source:||Hilltop Orchids (Cloverdale, IN)||Season:||Early Spring|
|Container:||5" plastic pot||Climate:||Intermediate|
For the longest time, I avoided considering phalaenopsis orchids to add to my collection. Most of the first orchids I attempted to grow were phals, and they didn't make it. They all suffered the same fate: losing all their roots to rot because the places I'd gotten them from had no experience in growing orchids and had overwatered them. I did pick up a few phalaenopsis seedlings a several years ago, and they all ended up flowering for me eventually (See seedling #1, #2, and #3). With new confidence, I decided to try a quality hybrid.
This Phalaenopsis (Taisuco Snow x Koala Moon) x Phal. Sideline 'June Moon' came from Hilltop Orchids in Cloverdale, IN. They specialize in growing phals, so I figured I couldn't go wrong getting a nice plant from them. This is the first time this plant has flowered, and it put up five perfect, crystalline 5" flowers. Four of them were open when I got it in March, and they're all still in perfect condition in June.
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