Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cihideung Orchids

The Moth Orchid (phalaenopsis sp) is one of the more common (non-exotic) species of orchids cultivated and sold at Cihideung floral village in the north of Bandung.

The moth orchid is native to southeast Asia. Its native habitats spread from the Himalayan mountains in the west to the Philippines' Palawan island in the east, and from Taiwan's Ponso No Tao (the Orchid Island) down to Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku (the Mollucas), and Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands) in the south.



The moth orchid (phalaenopsis sp.) is one of the most cultivated and popular orchids because it is easy to grow in artificial conditions. In its native habitats, it normally thrives in warm temperatures of between 20 to 35 degrees centigrades with high humidity level (between 60 to 70 percent) and low light intensity (under shades, with about 12,000 to 20,000 lux of light).

8 comments:

Dina said...

In the thumbnail photo the flower does look like a moth.
Splendid flowers.

JM said...

I have an orchid just like the one on the 1st shot I keep for 6 or 7 years. I've posted its photo a couple of days ago on my 'piece of nature at home' blog. :-)

Babooshka said...

Beautiful floral photography.Good to see you back.

Antjas said...

You are lucky to have these breathtaking flowers growing in their natural habitat. I have many of these that are actually blooming for the 2nd time. They really do take a lot of abuse. I can forget to water and they still continue to bloom. They bring me so much joy. Thanks for posting.

siva // ശിവ said...

What a great macro...

uncleawang said...

NIce close-up shot of orchid.We have new orchid garden opening this month 27th in Kuching:)
Oh yes answer to yr question (advertisement).That yellow van plying from Tebedu town(Border Sarawak/Kalimatan)to Serian.Well, just to attract most Indonesian workers in Serian to use this network.

henny said...

Have you ever been to Papua (Irian for me :)). I liked to go to the woods and see wild orchids grew on trees :). How I miss that moment :).

Leif Hagen said...

I love orchids and have had both of these colors in my office. We usually have 5 orchids in our office at a time; that's why we fondly call my office, "Orchidville." Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA