Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle Orchid Care & Culture

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Hybrid Name: Tying Shin Fly Eagle (tetraspis x Dragon Tree Eagle)

Care Group: See Phalaenopsis Orchid Caresheet
Breeding Project: This plant has babies! Check out my photo vlog of the process: x bastianii

Culture & Care

I care for this Phal Tying Shin Fly Eagle, how I do my bellina and violacea hybrids — with about 50% sphagnum moss to the remaining mix of bark, charcoal and perlite. It’s more vigorous than the bellina f. alba and has produced more roots and a larger leaf over the same time period. They both have similar flower counts, generally producing pairs of flowers (one per spike) at about the same time as the bellina (summer to early fall).

It’s grown with intermediate light and receives filtered, direct sun exposure (an east-facing widow behind a screen) during the morning until about noon, then it only receives whatever reflected light is available from the building beside me. In November 2017 I added a 50watt LED grow strip light above the top of the area where this plant grows to help maintain winter growth.

The flowers are fragrant and smell spicy—possibly a hint of cinnamon? I found the fragrance changed a bit after a few weeks, at which point the have an odd metallic smell. It reminds me of goat cheese…which is awful because goat cheese is disgusting. The sharpness of that smell falls out after the first whiff or two and it becomes more spicy floral-esque again.

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle Photos

September Blooms – the first pair to form under my care
Phal Tying Shin Fly Eagle – the first week home (June blooms)