Phalaenopsis: Moth orchid

Type: Epiphytic.

Phalaenopsis-Moth orchid Features: Short, thick stem producing a few aerial roots and rather floppy, fleshy leaves. Arching and branching stalks carry up to 30 pansy-like flowers — the whole spray is said to resemble a flight of moths. The flowers, which may appear at any time of year, are 5-10cm (2-4in) wide, long-lasting, generally white, pink, lilac or magenta, and frequently with delicate veining or spotting patterns. 

Size: Up to 60cm (2ft) tall.

Special needs: Bright but filtered light; warm temperatures; high humidity; water moderately, but never wet the leaves; liquid feed fortnightly during active growth; rest during winter.

11. October 2013 by admin
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