The Phalaenopsis is an orchid that belongs to the Vandaceae tribe of the Orchid family and is a herbaceous plant. Its natural habitat is Southeast Asia's humid forests, as well as Australia and the Philippines.
Phalaenopsis leaves are collected in a rosette of 3-5 leaves at the root.
The leaves are evergreen and range in length from 2-12 in (5 to 30 cm). The leaves of certain species have a lovely marble pattern.
The leaves are oblong-ovate, fleshy, leathery, sessile or with a short petiole, evenly colored (from light to dark green) or with brown or silver dots and spots, grouped in two rows. Every year, 1-2 leaves are produced; however, only 5-6 leaves can be present on the plant at any given time, with up to 10 leaves on healthy adult plants.
The plant grows aerial roots and shoots from the axils between the leaves.