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Phalaenopsis Orchids

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, January 22, 2018 . Comments
Phalaenopsis Orchids
The Phalaenopsis or 'Moth Orchid' is the most common orchid! They are easily grown in the home and stay in bloom for a very long time. A mature Phalaenopsis will be in bloom much of the year with graceful inflorescences loaded with good-sized blooms. From pure whites to unusual spotted harlequins, they 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.

Looking after these beautiful orchids involves windowsill light and consistent moisture. Phalaenopsis do very well as house plants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill. Each year these orchids will grow one or two new leaves.

Establishing good watering practices can be a bit tricky at first for a new orchid owner. Each growing environment is unique! Phalaenopsis like to stay generally moist but not sopping wet and must always be kept in a pot with good drainage. 

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