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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