Moth orchid, Phalaenopsis, is one of the most widely available species of orchids. They make excellent house plants with long-lasting, arching flower spikes.
Phalaenopsis orchids can flower up to three times a year with the right care and right conditions. There are many different types of moth orchid, growing to different sizes with flower colours ranging from white through to pink with striped, spotted, and mottled patterning.
Grow moth orchids in orchid compost in a clear plastic pot. Keep them at a minimum temperature of 15ºC. Water once a week with rainwater.
Moth orchids do best with a minimum temperature of 15-20°C. Orchids generally don’t like direct sunlight, so choose a good spot near an east or north-facing window, in the more humid atmosphere of a kitchen or bathroom. Avoid dry, warm places such as on top of a radiator where they’ll dry out.