Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide

Phaleonopsis Orchid

Phaleonopsis Orchid
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Light

Bright light. No direct sun. If you don't have enough light near a window, you can put Phalaenopsis under fluorescent lights. Place the plant 6-12 in (15-30 cm) beneath the light fixture for 12 to 16 hours a day.

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Water

Water the mix thoroughly, then allow the top inch to dry out between waterings. Do not let the soil get soggy because it causes root rot.

Humidity

High humidity is a must; 60-80% humidity is ideal. Mist leaves every morning and set pot on a tray of wet pebbles.

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Temperature

60-65°F/16-18°C nights and 75-80°F/24-27°C days

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Soil

Orchid potting mix, or finely ground fir bark.

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Fertilizer

Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a fertilizer specially made for orchids. Do not feed in winter.

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Propagation

Divide the mature plant when it becomes crowded in its pot. It's best to do this in the spring, immediately after blooming is over.

After it blooms: Once all the flowers have faded, cut off the flower stem about 1 inch from the base. Use sharp pruners to avoid tearing the stem, and cut at an angle. Removing the stem will encourage your moth orchid to flower again the following season.