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    Nov 2017

    Default Difference between Bellina and Violacea

    Hi there,

    Vendor labelled this as a Phal Bellina F.Alba but it looks more like a Violacea to me based on the leaves and the size of the bloom.

    Pls see pic enclosed.

    How do I tell the difference between a Bellina and Violacea? I realize they are quite similar but what is the subtle difference in care?

    Growing conditions
    Toronto, Canada*
    Condo living
    Southwest sun room
    Vendor sent it in spaghum and sprinkled perlite
    Watered weekly (soak bottom 1/2 inch for 20 mins)
    Fertilize with Kelpmax weekly and bloom fertilizer mthly
    Heat-mat and small LED lighting during winter

    *Bellinas are a challenge for me but I seem to do better with Violacea

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    I can't help you with the difference Skylar but it's very pretty!

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