Phalaenopsis Orchids

The Moth Orchid Takes Off!

Christopher Currey University of Minnesota Graduate Student

Moth orchids (genus Phalaenopsis) have been taking the potted plant world by storm for the last decade. They are now second only in total sale value to poinsettias, yet per pot they are the most valuable crop on the market today.

The above quoted from the University of Minnesota website. For the complete article with loads of information on the moth (or phalaenopsis) orchid here is the article Moth orchids (genus Phalaenopsis)

If you want to add one of these beautiful plants to your home, check out the extensive selection on eBay. Great prices too.

Phalaenopsis Orchids
Phalaenopsis Orchids


Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 4 inch basket RARE SPECIES
Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 4 inch basket RARE SPECIES
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Phalaenopsis Connie Moody MOTTLED FOLIAGE JUST AWARDED AM AOS BLOOMING SIZE
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Grab bag lot of 7 phalaenopsis orchids
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Arcadia Phalaenopsis Orchid Mix 8 qt
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Phalaenopsis corningiana Red species Phal
Phalaenopsis corningiana Red species Phal
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Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica Phal Species 6 Seedlings in One pack
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica Phal Species 6 Seedlings in One pack
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Phalaenopsis speciosa FLOWER Mounted Tree fern SPECIES
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LS 944 Phalaenopsis bornensis X PhalPenang Jewel orchid hybrid RARE FRAGRANT
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PHALAENOPSIS SCHILLERIANA AM AOS X PHAL CRYSTELLE SM 19 4N ORCHID BLOOMING SIZE
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Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis orchid plant
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis orchid plant
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Phalaenopsis Huge White Flowers orchid with spike flowers
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TO 5 Phalaenopsis schilleriana Collected in the Philippines pre CITES
TO 5 Phalaenopsis schilleriana Collected in the Philippines pre CITES
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Lindenia Limited Edition Print B5 Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Fitzgerald Var Lind B5
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Leopard Prince Sogo Diamond GOOD BLOOMING SIZE
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Phalaenopsis violacea BICOLOR orchid species rare colour morph fragrant
Phalaenopsis violacea BICOLOR orchid species rare colour morph fragrant
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Phalaenopsis Venus lindenii x equestris Orchid Plant in spike
Phalaenopsis Venus lindenii x equestris Orchid Plant in spike
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Phalaenopsis Artemis X Phal Leucorrhoda Blush Multiflora Huge Potential FLASK
Phalaenopsis Artemis X Phal Leucorrhoda Blush Multiflora Huge Potential FLASK
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Phalaenopsis aphrodite Species Flask 2n
Phalaenopsis aphrodite Species Flask 2n
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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 3 Leaves  3 Bulbs Div of large stud plant
Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 3 Leaves 3 Bulbs Div of large stud plant
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Candy Stripe Multifloral Phalaenopsis Flask Lester Poole X Hsinying Little Strip
Candy Stripe Multifloral Phalaenopsis Flask Lester Poole X Hsinying Little Strip
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Phalaenopsis sanderiana Species Flask Summer Bloomer very uncommon
Phalaenopsis sanderiana Species Flask Summer Bloomer very uncommon
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Phalaenopsis George Vasquez An Lin Lovely Rare Fragrant Phal Hybrid LAST KEIKI
Phalaenopsis George Vasquez An Lin Lovely Rare Fragrant Phal Hybrid LAST KEIKI
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Phalaenopsis Leucorrhoda Sibbling Cross Flask Great potential
Phalaenopsis Leucorrhoda Sibbling Cross Flask Great potential
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Hybrid Phalaenopsis Join Yukiangel compot Huge White Flowers
Hybrid Phalaenopsis Join Yukiangel compot Huge White Flowers
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Compot Phalaenopsis Purple Martin X philippinensis Great Foliage Blue flowers
Compot Phalaenopsis Purple Martin X philippinensis Great Foliage Blue flowers
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Phalaenopsis Panda Orchid Plant PHAL029
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Phal Orchids – Essential Guidelines for Easily Growing Phalaenopsis Orchids

If you're new to orchid growing or are looking for an easy, minimal care orchid then look no further—the Phalaenopsis, or Phal orchid, might just be your new best friend. These stunning flowers have become very popular in homes around the world because of their ease to care for, stunning blooms, varied colors, elegant look, and wonderful fragrance. Even if you are an expert orchid grower, it's worth having a Phal orchid around to add a touch of grace to your home.

Phalaenopsis orchids are also referred to as moth orchids because of their similar shape to a moth when they are in full bloom. Phal's come in pink, white, purple, yellow and many are wonderfully striped. These really are jaw-dropping flowers, which makes it no surprise that they are so commonly seen incorporated into wedding ceremonies these days.

Phalaenopsis are a genus of orchids. There are over 60 species in the genus and a plethora of hybrid variations. They are one of the most cultivated orchids on the planet with new hybrids being bred regularly. They are epiphytes, meaning they are found attached to trees, rocks or other plants, using their structure for mechanical support.

When growing a Phal orchid at home, it's important to emulate this. One of the best ways to do this is to use a bamboo stick, placed in the center of the orchid pot, and attach the stem to the bamboo with some wire ties. This will support your orchid and also allow the blooms to be beautifully presented.

I also like to use clear plastic pots during the growing period because it allows sunlight to reach the root structure. Sun light is very important to all orchids, but the right amount and intensity is critical for your Phal. Phal's are low-light orchids so it's best to place them in an East or South-East facing window, pulled back a bit from the window so that they get bright morning sun, but the light will lack the intensity of the later parts of the day.

If you decide to use artificial lights then fluorescents are a great choice. Just place the light about a foot to a foot and a half above the orchid on an angle. Give them 12 hours, or so, of sunlight, or whatever mimics the natural daylight of that time of year.

Temperature is also very important for Phalaenopsis orchids. Aim for a daytime temperature of no more than 85 F and nighttime lows of around 65 F.

A critical component for all Phal's is their water intake. This need is met through two mediums: physically watering the plant and humidity. If you have a humidifier, aim to keep the humidity around 70%, although some Phalaenopsis species will like it higher.

If you don't have a humidifier you can buy a humidity tray that will meet this need.

A word of caution here: Do not over water your Phal orchids. This is the single biggest mistake in orchid care. Plan on watering once every 7 to 10 days. During the high growth season you can increase this to once every 5-7 days. I also like to fertilize about every other time that I water. This helps give your plant a boost of necessary nutrients.

Having a Phalaenopsis orchid around is really an eye-pleaser at home or at work. If you follow these few simple guidelines then you'll be on your way to seeing your orchids bloom beautifully and easily.

About the Author

Mark Alber is the owner of www.OrchidInformationHeadquarters.com. You can find more resources on Phal Orchids at his website.

Cutting a Phalaenopsis Spike

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