With intricate markings that resemble hieroglyphs, there’s probably not a better name to describe this beautiful species than Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica.

I wished I had a better picture of this specimen. It was mounted on a basket which, judging by how the plant grew, would have been hung tilted on its side. But here, the basket was placed upright on the show table, positioning the plant awkwardly and making flowers a little challenging to photograph. They could have hung it, but that didn’t stop it from snapping up an award.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica comes from the Phillippines and is easy to grow under warm conditions.

Cluster of Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica flowers

 

Phal hieroglyphica

 

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica – plant