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Phalaenopsis sp. - Plant

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It is a single growing stem producing one or two alternate, thick, fleshy, elliptical leaves a year from the top.
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
The plant is potted in 6 inch plastic Pot
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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

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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.

Special features:

Ornamental use: Phals do very well as houseplants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill.

References

  • http://www.orchid.org.uk/phalcult.htm
  • http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/houseplants/easy-orchids-to-grow-as-houseplants/

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