Orchid Phalaenopsis Care
Meet the Orchid
Phalaenopsis, sometimes referred to as moth orchids, is a genus of roughly 70 plant species in the Orchidaceae family. With long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems, and long-lasting, flat blooms organized in a flowering stem that frequently branches at the end.
Orchids prefer bright indirect light. Do not place in direct sunlight as this will likely scorch the flowers.
Water when the top 75% of soil is dry. Water thoroughly until water flows from the drainage hole. Make sure to discard any excess water in the saucer to avoid root rot.
Orchids do best in temperatures between 60-80º F.
Common Problems Q&A
Why isn't my orchid blooming?
After your first orchid blooms die off it can take 2 months to a year to rebloom. Make sure your orchid is getting lots of bright indirect sunlight to promote blooms!
Why are the flower buds on my orchid drying up or falling off without blooming ?
This is generally a sign of less than ideal conditions for your orchid. Make sure it is not getting too much or too little water. It is also best for your orchid to be in temperatures between 60-80º F.