Phalaenopsis White - Plant
Description for Phalaenopsis White
Phals are easily grown in the home and stay in bloom for a very long time.
A mature phal will be in bloom much of the year with graceful inflorescences loaded with good-sized blooms.
From pure whites to unusual spotted harlequins, Phalaenopsis are sure to please.
Unlike many other orchids, Phalaenopsis can be repotted anytime, though it is usually best to do so when not in bloom.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Moth Orchid||White.||Late winter through the spring.||-||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 20 degrees C (68 degrees C).||Give a quarter strength fertiliser once a month.|
Caring for Phalaenopsis White
- 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 White
Ornamental use: Phals do very well as houseplants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill.
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