Moth Orchid

by Mahal Kita Flowers

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Description

Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) grow well in centrally heated rooms and have long-lasting flowers produced all year round. They are one of the most popular indoor orchids. Light Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine. Occasionally wipe off the dust from the leaves with a damp cloth, as dust will block light from reaching the foliage. Temperature Phalaenopsis grows best in a warm environment. Provide night temperatures in the range of 16-19°C (61-66°F) and day temperatures between 19-30°C (66-86°F). Avoid draughts and fluctuating temperatures. Flowering Phalaenopsis produces flowers that last about three months (sometimes even longer) at any time of the year. Once the flowers have faded, cut the flowering stalk back to just above the second node (joint) visible beneath the spent flowers. A new flowering side shoot may develop. If a plant is large and healthy but does not produce flowers in a reasonable time, then reduce the temperature by 5°C (8°F) for four weeks, and a flower spike will usually develop. Watering, humidity and feeding Water Phalaenopsis regularly throughout the growing season. Reduce watering slightly during the winter. Always keep the foliage dry, taking care not to splash the leaves when watering. Do not let the roots dry out completely, but avoid letting the plant sit in water. Mist the plant lightly in summer. Feeding can be done regularly in the growing season – almost every time you water – but plants do need the occasional 'flushing out'. So, apply proprietary liquid orchid fertiliser with three waterings, but use only plain water (with no fertiliser) every fourth watering to ensure that any potentially harmful accumulations of salts are leached from the compost. Feed sparingly during the winter months.

How to care for your plants

  • Your plant’s pot should have holes in the bottom so it is able to drain water easily.

  • If reusing a pot that had other plants in it, it is recommended you wash the pot, killing any mould or bacteria.

  • Do not over water your plant as the roots will rot.

  • Most plants need to be kept by a good source of natural light.

  • You should fertilise your plant every two months. You can use all purpose fertiliser.

  • Any dead or fallen leaves should be removed to prevent bacteria and mould. Dead branches should also be removed.

Moth Orchid

by Mahal Kita Flowers

[[ productPrice|currency("GBP") ]]

All of our artisans are local, so to ensure this product is available to your delivery address, please enter a full UK delivery postcode below. eg. W1K 2TJ

Description

Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) grow well in centrally heated rooms and have long-lasting flowers produced all year round. They are one of the most popular indoor orchids.

Light
Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine. Occasionally wipe off the dust from the leaves with a damp cloth, as dust will block light from reaching the foliage.

Temperature
Phalaenopsis grows best in a warm environment. Provide night temperatures in the range of 16-19°C (61-66°F) and day temperatures between 19-30°C (66-86°F). Avoid draughts and fluctuating temperatures.

Flowering
Phalaenopsis produces flowers that last about three months (sometimes even longer) at any time of the year. Once the flowers have faded, cut the flowering stalk back to just above the second node (joint) visible beneath the spent flowers. A new flowering side shoot may develop.

If a plant is large and healthy but does not produce flowers in a reasonable time, then reduce the temperature by 5°C (8°F) for four weeks, and a flower spike will usually develop.

Watering, humidity and feeding
Water Phalaenopsis regularly throughout the growing season. Reduce watering slightly during the winter. Always keep the foliage dry, taking care not to splash the leaves when watering. Do not let the roots dry out completely, but avoid letting the plant sit in water. Mist the plant lightly in summer.

Feeding can be done regularly in the growing season – almost every time you water – but plants do need the occasional 'flushing out'. So, apply proprietary liquid orchid fertiliser with three waterings, but use only plain water (with no fertiliser) every fourth watering to ensure that any potentially harmful accumulations of salts are leached from the compost. Feed sparingly during the winter months.

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