Simple Straight Up Phalaenopsis Orchid

Simple Straight Up Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

The Phalaenopsis or ‘Moth Orchid’ is the most common orchid due to its ease of production and the availability of blooming plants year-round. They come in a wide variety of colors  including white, pink, lavender and yellow in both solid colors and mixes of stripes and spots.

Colours:   Mainly white, pink, purple, yellow and combinations of these.

Origin:   The Tropical parts of Asia and Australia, where they grow on tree trunks and in cracks in rocks, often near brooks and rivers.

Flowering:   Expect the plant to flower 2-3 times a year.

Location:   A bright well lit position but avoid direct sunlight, with indirect of air flow everyday.

Environment:   Everyones environment is particular and beyond our control. Orchids like airflow so ensure that their location is well ventilated but not Keep away from extreme heat or cold such as radiators, vacuum vents or single glazing.

Temperature:   Grows best in temperatures from 15° to 20°C

Watering:   Spray with a JET of water (not mist) 20/25 times with filtered water directly to the  roots of each plant, once a week when room temperature is not hot. For large arrangements be careful that every plant receives its 20-25 sprays. Twice a week when the heating is on e.g. winter, or your inside temperature is very warm.

Feeding:    Feeding generally required once a month. Feed during flowering.

Encouraging your Phalaenopsis orchid to re-flower:

After flowering, cut the stalk above the second “eye”. A new branch should develop from the eye, which will eventually re-flower. If re-flowering isn’t successful, put the plant in a colder room (15o-16oC) for the autumn months, which will promote the formation of buds.

IF your orchid blooms or buds fail:

All orchid plants supplied by Orchidya are of grade A quality and are sourced from trusted and reputable growers,  guaranteed to be in excellent health at the point of leaving our premises on their way to their nominated destination. While every effort is made to ensure that your plants reach you in perfect condition AND that they also go on to thrive in their new environment, we are unable to guarantee the ongoing success of plants .  In the event that your orchid’s blooms fail, Orchidya accepts no liability and we regret that we are unable to offer refunds, replacements or compensation. This is due to the autonomous nature of live & natural products, the variables encountered on the journey from our store to your nominated location, and also the variables within the final location all of which are beyond Orchidya’s control.