The Phalaenopsis is a decorative orchid that reminds you of a ballerina. The lush floral branch grows out of a graceful, high stem that hangs elegantly downwards, as more flowers start to bloom.
The flowers, which can be either large or small, often have fascinating patterns. The plants can have one, two or more branches. Some orchids emit a slight fragrance, but most are fragrance-free. What they have in common is their exotic aura, their prolonged blooming and their relatively maintenance-free nature.
Explorers brought the plant back to Western Europe around 1700 from the tropical rainforests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia.