is a genus of approximately 60 species of orchids. The abbreviation in the horticultural trade is Phal. It's one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids.
I have been watching mine closely in the last couple of days. I wanted to see how long it takes for a bud to blossom. The photo above was taken 17th of March.
27th of March: It began to open and a pinkish tinge can be seen through the gap. It look likes a grasshopper's head in this angle.
So, basically it takes 3-4 days from a slight opening of the bud to develop into a full bloom. Waiting for the rest of the buds to blossom. I'm looking forward to that day! Watching these flowers was an awesome and exciting experience. Thanks to our friend, Darrell who made this possible. He gave it as a present last December.
I hope you enjoyed this lovely metamorphosis with me!