Today's video discusses the distinction between Phalaenopsis species and complex hybrids. We compare the appearance of flower spikes on complex hybrid flowers to those of phalaenopsis orchid species. We discuss what bud blast is. We explain how phalaenopsis orchids grow: vertically and horizontally, depending on the type of container they are in, as well as how species behave in nature. We discuss how the number of flower buds produced by complex hybrids on a yearly basis differs.