This is one of my Orchids that I bought back in the fall, I happened upon it totally by chance when I walked into Home Depot one day, it was a lucky find. I walked in the store to purchase another mailbox to paint on and saw a beautiful , large Phalaenopsis Orchid on a display table by the door. It had always been my policy to not buy Orchids at home improvement type stores because every time I saw them there, they looked half dead. I discovered that day that I could buy Orchids at these types of stores, in fact, they have great deals on these plants if you can catch them at the right time...ie...immediately after the grower ships them to the store. That way, they have not had time to sit there, be mis-treated, handled by lots of people and in general, knocked around.
Well, the minute I saw this Orchid, I had to have it, the mailbox went out the window and I totally forgot about it that day. This plant is huge and beautiful and was a great bargain I think at $24.00. This Phal did not come with a tag so, I got really creative and just started calling it "Big Purple".