Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid grow well in centrally heated rooms and have long-lasting flowers produced all year round. They are one of the most popular indoor orchids.
Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine. Occasionally wipe off the dust from the leaves with a damp cloth, as dust will block light from reaching the foliage.
Phalaenopsis grows best in a warm environment. Provide night temperatures in the range of 16-19°C and day temperatures between 19-30°C. Avoid draughts and fluctuating temperatures.
Phalaenopsis produces flowers that last about three months (sometimes even longer) at any time of the year. Once the flowers have faded, cut the flowering stalk back to just above the second node (joint) visible beneath the spent flowers. A new flowering side shoot may develop.
If a plant is large and healthy but does not produce flowers in a reasonable time, then reduce the temperature by 5°C for four weeks, and a flower spike will usually develop.
2 stem Orchid w/ 14+ flowers
Supplied individually in a 12cm pot