Highly decorative and resistant, the flowers of this Orchid will brighten up you indoor spaces during 2 to 4 months.
Geographical origin: The Phalaenopsis originally comes from the tropical and sub-tropical areas of Asia. In its natural habitat, the Phalaenopsis is an epiphyte plant, meaning that it uses other plants to develop.
Site: In a bright spot but not directly exposed to sunrays.
Temperature: Sheltered from draught and at a minimum temperature of 16°C.
Looking after advice:
The Phalænopsis is an easy to look after plant as it does not require a lot of watering. The compost is watered directly so as not to wet the base of the rot-sensitive's leaves. The roots of an well hydrated Orchid are pale green. When they are dehydrated, they become white so it is time to water them.
- The watering frequency is approximately 1 week.
- The watering must be abundant without, however, leaving water stagnate.
- Prefer demineralised water or at least non-calcareous water, at ambient temperature.
- From time to time, think about misting the foliage taking care of not wetting the flowers as this could stain them.
- If you observe the disappearance of roots or the appearance of rotten parts, it often means that the plant is suffering from excessive watering.
After blossoming, when the roots are growing outside the pot, generally every 2 years.
- Take a more suitable pot and mix 80% of Pine barks with 20% coconut' fibres or peat.
- After the first blossom, to allow for a new stem to form or a flowering stalk, cut the stalk at two nodes from the bottom.
- At the end of the second blossom, the flowering stalk no longer having eyes (the buds) let it dry then cut it at leaves' level.