Phalaenopsis sp. - Plant
Description for Phalaenopsis sp.
Phalaenopsis known as moth orchids, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Moth Orchid||pink.||Late winter through the spring.||Upto one meter long||Easy.|
Planting and care
|prefer dappled light (an east or west facing windowsill behind a net curtain is ideal).||They should be potted in a more typical houseplant mix that holds some moisture but still drains well.||Do not let the soil dry out.||A minimum temperature of 20C (68F).||Give a quarter strength fertiliser once a month.|
Caring for Phalaenopsis sp.
- Too much bright light can burn the leaves and turn the plants yellowish while too little will result in plants with soft leaves that don t flower.
Repot after flowering. Don t over pot; wash the old compost from the roots before working the new compost gently and firmly around the roots.
Typical uses of Phalaenopsis sp.
Ornamental use: Phals do very well as houseplants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill.
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