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Moth orchids are one of the easiest orchids to grow in the home. With a few basic requirements, these plants will reward its owner with several months of beautiful blooms. Unlike many other orchids, Phalaenopsis can be repotted anytime, though it is usually best to do so when not in bloom. Most species in this group are epiphytic shade plants.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
When the blooms are finished, cut the spike down to the level of the leaves and the plant will bloom with larger flowers and a strong stem within a year.
Small plantlets (keiki) appear from the nodes on the flower stems. Detach the plantlets when they have developed several good roots and pot them up in orchid compost. Water sparingly at first.
China, Taiwan, Indian subcontinent and most of subeast Asia
Soil PH preference
A large variety of colours including, white, pink, purple, mauve, yellow, orange, Multi coloured
Root rot is a common problem with over watering. Allow roots to dry between waterings. Slugs and snails can also sit between leaf nodes, remove promptly.