Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) Mix in 12cm Pot, 2 Stem, Height 75cm

14.99 “Price excl. VAT: 13.21

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.

Phalaenopsis orchids are epiphytic plants meaning that in the wild they grow on the surface of other plants, rather than in the soil. So while they need humidity, they don’t do well when overwatered.

Water once every week or two, with rainwater if possible, or boiled and cooled tap water. Use either specialist orchid fertiliser or a dilution of other house plant food every couple of weeks.

After flowering, cut back the flower spike to just above the first node. Your moth orchid should produce a new flower spike from this point.

You can repot your moth orchid after flowering, but this isn’t essential. However, always wait until flowering has finished, as disturbing the roots will cause the plants to drop flowers.

Supplied in a 12 cm pot

Height 75cm

2 Stem

Price is per plant

Availability: 5 in stock

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