Grow Phalaenopsis Orchids

July 1, 2018

Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as moth orchids, are one of the most common types of orchids sold and kept indoors. They are generally easy to care for and bloom for long periods. Keep in medium- to bright-light, and water under a slow-running faucet for several minutes once per week.

Phalaenopsis are the most commonly sold orchids these days. This lovely green color is one of my favorites.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Phalaenopsis spp. grow best in warm temperatures between 66°F and 86°F (19–30°C) during the day. Ideal night temperatures fall between 60°F and 66°F (15–19°C). It is this cooling of temperatures that spur plants to flowering, generally in late-winter and early-spring. To keep plants healthy indoors year-round, add supplemental light from fluorescent or LED grow lights.

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