The Phalaenopsis is one of the most well -known orchids. Nowadays they can no longer be found in the plant shop or a boutique, but also in the supermarket. However, these are often very boring and common orchids. The color is often white or even pink and it is one from a dozen. They are therefore often not odor. As a passionate orchid enthusiast, it is an art to find an orchid that is not one from a dozen.
Is a Phalaenopsis (butterfly orchid) Easy to take care of?
The Phalaenopsis has no pseudobulb, because the leaves grow directly from the rhizome. They always grow in rows of 2 past each other. The flower stem also grows up from the rhizome between 2 leaves.
The Phalaenopsis is a plant that can grow old and is relatively easy to care for. When the plant has finished flowering, the plant may get less food and placed in a cooler place (above 16 degrees Celsius!). When the orchid starts to bloom again, you can do it again flowering orchid food to give. In the right circumstances, orchids can bloom for 2 months or more!
How big does a phalaenopsis become?
The great thing about orchids is that they can often stay nice and compact. The plants can therefore be fine in a small space and yet bring color, cleaner air and sometimes a nice scent to the house. The Phalaenopsis loves heat, soft water (preferably rainwater) and from normal to high humidity. It is therefore an ideal plant for room temperature.
When the orchid is kept in a good way, the phalaenopsis flourishes as he gets older more and more exuberant.
Which potting soil is suitable for the phalaenopsis?
Do not use soil or house plants turf for the phalaenopsis. He does not like too wet and sour soil. These plants grow in trees in nature. That is why Bark is often used for these plants. Mixing with coarse coconut fibers is sometimes done, but this can make the ground too compact. The roots The Phalaenopsis need daylight. This is why you will almost always get the Phalaenopsis at the grower in a transparent pot. So never just cut healthy roots away, because the phalaenopsis has this roots Needed to absorb light, oxygen and nutrients.
Where can I place my Phalaenopsis?
The Phalaenopsis loves a lot of indirect sunlight during the day. So do not place this plant on the north. The plant will not receive enough sunlight there. This makes it more difficult to bloom.
However, also watch out with direct sunlight. On a southern window, the plant can often handle the fierce direct afternoon sun. Leaves can then turn yellow and, in the worst case, burn and die. We recommend using window coverings at a southern window. In this way the orchid is protected against too bright light.
Where can I find the most rare Phalaenopsis Orchid?
Of course you have come to the right place. We have both scented species and special novelties (rare hybrid species that are crossed on properties). Plantique has a wide range of special Phalaenopsis orchids.
Is the plant of your dreams not on our webshop? We may be able to get this. Feel free to send us an email so that we can look for you!
Well -known phalaenopsis orchids that we have and/or can arrive in our range are the following:
Phalaenopsis schilleriana, Phalaenopsis Bellina, Phalaenopsis Stuartiana, Phalaenopsis equestrian, Phalaenopsis beautiful, Phalaenopsis mannii.