Today was absolutely horrible with the strong winds so I spent as much time as possible in the greenhouse selling people houseplants and the like even though it’s not really my department. Saw three new boxes of Phals being unpacked and headed over and was actually surprised to see this. Doritaenopsis is an intergenic hybrid of Doritis and Phalaenopsis and is pretty well the first time we’ve gotten something at work I’ve really gotten excited about. Just look at this thing! First thing I noticed were the strange yellow spikes in the middle of the petals, the flowering is upside-down compared to most Phals (the opening bud further along the stem suggests that this may just be a fluke), the tips on the top petal look like little fangs and then of course there’s the pattern in the petals. I grabbed this things right away and now I can say I own one of the coolest orchids I have ever seen.
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