Phalaenopsis Orchid - 12cm (2 Spike)

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Product Description

These plants are commonly referred to as "Moth Orchids" and are considered among the easiest of the orchid family to care for as well as the most recognizable. The long-lasting flowers bloom perfectly for up to three months, providing you ample return on your investment. The flowering intervals vary with each plant, and you may be treated to a bloom as often as twice a year. Phalaenopsis have become one of the most popular variety of orchids because of their low maintenance and delicate balance of poise and elegance.

  • Long lasting flowers; most of flowering houseplants
  • Architectural plant because of colours and shape
  • Easy care plant; watering in early morning and drain after is enough
  • Colourful range
  • All year round available

Product Details

Material
Plant
Colour
Various colours
Colour of flower
There are many factors that can cause buds to dry up and drop off the plants without ever opening. Check the following: Is the room too hot? Is the light level too low? Is the plant too dry or too wet (causing root rot - this is the most common cause)? Are you using softened water instead of clean water? Are you using too much fertilizer? Are the plants being subjected to a cool draft? Is the plant near strong fumes such as new carpets, refinishing woodwork, etc.? Bud blasting is a common problem with Phalaenopsis. Fortunately, there is almost always a reason that can be determined.
Dimensions
Very wide range of colours like orange, red, pink, purple, white, yellow, apricot, spotted varieties, striped varieties.
Care instructions
Height: 55-70cm; width: 7-10cm
Colour of foliage
Mainly thing about the Phalaenopsis is don't overwater them. Do place them in a bath of water for over a 15 minutes and drain out as well. Plant needs a reasonably humidity: Phalaenopsis enjoy moist air, with a humidity level of 55-75% being ideal. Placing your plant over a tray or dish of water can increase moisture. Separate the pot and tray with pebbles or small stones to raise the height of your plant and ensure that it does not sit directly in the water.
Hardiness
All year round
Planting position
Because the Phalaenopsis is watered frequently, the potting breaks down about once per year. Spring or fall is considered the best time to repot because the temperature is generally mild, preventing shock. Use a medium grade orchid bark mix for plants in 5" and larger�pots. We have found that New Zealand sphagnum moss works best for smaller Phalaenopsis as it dries out more evenly.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Slow
Latin name
Water your Phalaenopsis orchids early in the morning. This ensures complete water evaporation on the foliage as well as the crown by nightfall. Water with rain, distilled, or reverse-osmosis water as the mix approaches dryness. Never use water that has been softened by a water softener. Generally, Phalaenopsis require watering about once every 4 to 7 days. Plants should never stand in water! Plants that stand in water or that are watered in the evening will develop bacterial or fungal rot. Pull out the plant label and see if there is any water residue on it. If not, it is time for watering. The weight of the pot can also help determine whether it needs watering or not. The pot should be fairly heavy after watering.
Eventual height
Phalaenopsis cultivars
Eventual width
55-70cm
Plant guarantee
7-10cm
Evergreen
Unscented
Safety information
Yes
Room temperature
12cm
Room position
Phalaenopsis orchids enjoy a fairly warm climate. The ideal night temperature is 62 to 65 degrees F. and daytime temperature range of 70 to 80 degrees. Since this temperature range is similar to that of many homes, it makes an ideal house plant.
Feeding instructions
Green
Flowering period
Good results may be obtained by using a high-nitrogen fertilizer year-round at 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Feed your plant once a month. In this instance, less is more. So be sure not to overdo it.
Sowing period
A medium grade Orchid bark is recommended. Soil must drain as good as well.
Also available in
420 grams
Capacity
7-10cm

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