Phalaenopsis Care 101

The Phalaenopsis or 'Moth Orchid' is the most common orchid due to its ease of production and the availability of blooming plants year-round.

Phals are easily grown in the home and stay in bloom for up to 6 months. 

Light

Thrives in bright indirect light, but can tolerate medium indirect light. Direct sun tolerance is species dependant.

Water

Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing potting medium to dry out between waterings. If kept in decorative, cache planter, pour out excess water after watering. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

This plant can benefit from extra humidity.

Pets

This plant is pet friendly!

Hot tip

Orchids are fond of tight quarters. Keeping them in their grow pots keeps roots compact, and provides drainage and air circulation.

Sad Plant Signs

Wilting, wrinkling leaves: Under-watered

Yellowing leaves: Overwatered, or too much sun

Wilting flowers: Ending its yearly blooming cycle, storing up energy to re-bloom

 

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