Simple Straight Up Phalaenopsis Orchid

Simple Straight Up Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

The Phalaenopsis or ‘Moth Orchid’ is the most common orchid due to its ease of production and the availability of blooming plants year-round. They come in a wide variety of colors  including white, pink, lavender and yellow in both solid colors and mixes of stripes and spots.

Colours:   Mainly white, pink, purple, yellow and combinations of these.

Origin:   The Tropical parts of Asia and Australia, where they grow on tree trunks and in cracks in rocks, often near brooks and rivers.

Flowering:   period The plant flowers several times in a year

Location:   A bright well lit position but avoid direct sunlight, with indirect of air flow everyday.

Temperature:   Grows best in temperatures from 15° to 20°C

Watering:   Spray 20 times filter water directly to the centre of root of each plant, once a week when room temperature is not hot. Twice a week if the heater is on in winter, temperature are very warm.

Feeding:   Feed During flowering the plant should be fed once a month

Encouraging your Phalaenopsis orchid to re-flower:

After flowering, cut the stalk above the second eye. A new branch develops from the eye, which will eventually flower. If re-flowering isn’t successful, put the plant in a colder room (15o-16oC) for the autumn months, which will promote the formation of buds.

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