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

Noid Mini Phalaenopsis Purple blue
Noid Mini Phalaenopsis Purple blue
$10.00 (1 Bid)
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Cytokinin Orhid Keiki PasteGrowth hormone Phalaenopsis
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Orchids species Phalaenopsis cornucervi 1 Plant bloom size
Orchids species Phalaenopsis cornucervi 1 Plant bloom size
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ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS TAIWAN RED CAT  Blooming Size
ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS TAIWAN RED CAT Blooming Size
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ON SALE 100pcs phalaenopsis orchid seeds butterfly orchid seeds
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BEAUTIFUL PINK PELORIC PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
BEAUTIFUL PINK PELORIC PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
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2MYSTERY PHALAENOPSIS MOTH ORCHID 2 LIVE PLANTS
2MYSTERY PHALAENOPSIS MOTH ORCHID 2 LIVE PLANTS
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50 Pcs Orchids Supplies Paphiopedilum Cymbidium Phalaenopsis Spike Stem Clips
50 Pcs Orchids Supplies Paphiopedilum Cymbidium Phalaenopsis Spike Stem Clips
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Orchids Plant Orchids species Phalaenopsis speciosa all pink 4 Plant
Orchids Plant Orchids species Phalaenopsis speciosa all pink 4 Plant
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Phalaenopsis Amboinensis White red Fragrant flowers X Self  Mutual BS
Phalaenopsis Amboinensis White red Fragrant flowers X Self Mutual BS
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Phalaenopsis TaiLin Red Angle V31 Large Purple Two Spikes
Phalaenopsis TaiLin Red Angle V31 Large Purple Two Spikes
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Phalaenopsis TaiLin Red Angle V31 Large Purple One Spike
Phalaenopsis TaiLin Red Angle V31 Large Purple One Spike
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Phalaenopsis gigantea TW 4076 P
Phalaenopsis gigantea TW 4076 P
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Phalaenopsis CTL Cornu Queen X LDs Bear King F1507 phal hybrid compot
Phalaenopsis CTL Cornu Queen X LDs Bear King F1507 phal hybrid compot
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Phalaenopsis orchid white purple in bloom live in pot
Phalaenopsis orchid white purple in bloom live in pot
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Phalaenopsis mini orchid white purple stipe in bloom live in pot
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Phalaenopsis Heroglyphica x self  Fragrant whit red flower
Phalaenopsis Heroglyphica x self Fragrant whit red flower
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NoID mini phalaenopsis
NoID mini phalaenopsis
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PHALAENOPSIS BASTIANII SPECIES ORCHID PLANT WITH 2 FLOWER SPIKES
PHALAENOPSIS BASTIANII SPECIES ORCHID PLANT WITH 2 FLOWER SPIKES
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Mounted Phalaenopsis cornu cervi Red x self Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
Mounted Phalaenopsis cornu cervi Red x self Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
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Phalaenopsis bastiani SPECIES Blooming Size
Phalaenopsis bastiani SPECIES Blooming Size
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PHALAENOPSIS TYSING SHIN INTEREST ORCHID PHAL in FLOWER
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Phalaenopsis equestris var rosea Hartford HCC AOS Bloom size 4 pot
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orchid cloning paste KEIKI POWER PRO paste phalaenopsis clone plants 5 gram
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Large NOID Phalaenopsis orchid
Large NOID Phalaenopsis orchid
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Large NOID Phalaenopsis orchid
Large NOID Phalaenopsis orchid
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20 Yellow With Purple Stripe Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid Seeds Organically Grown
20 Yellow With Purple Stripe Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid Seeds Organically Grown
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Phalaenopsis gigantea sp 13wh phal seedling fragrant species multiflora
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS BROTHER SPRING DANCER ORCHID PHAL
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Phalaenopsis fasciata Striped BLOOMING SIZE Species Orchid RARE 0623
Phalaenopsis fasciata Striped BLOOMING SIZE Species Orchid RARE 0623
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RARE ORCHID SPECIES PHALAENOPSIS VIOLACEA FRAGRANT WAXY PURPLE FLOWERS
RARE ORCHID SPECIES PHALAENOPSIS VIOLACEA FRAGRANT WAXY PURPLE FLOWERS
$36.00 (2 Bids)
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UNUSUAL CHINGRUEYS BLOOD RED SUN WAXY AM AOS PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID PLANT FRAGRANT
UNUSUAL CHINGRUEYS BLOOD RED SUN WAXY AM AOS PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID PLANT FRAGRANT
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WOW Phalaenopsis Pilong Cherry Bloom size 4 pot GORGEOUS PINK FLOWERS
WOW Phalaenopsis Pilong Cherry Bloom size 4 pot GORGEOUS PINK FLOWERS
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Compact Phalaenopsis Little Gem Stripes Orchid In Bloom 19 Flowers Very Nice
Compact Phalaenopsis Little Gem Stripes Orchid In Bloom 19 Flowers Very Nice
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ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS CHING HUA MAGIC FLAME HEART  Blooming Size
ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS CHING HUA MAGIC FLAME HEART Blooming Size
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Mini phalaenopsis Sogo Gotris
Mini phalaenopsis Sogo Gotris
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Phalaenopsis Bellina Var  Alba x self  Fragrant
Phalaenopsis Bellina Var Alba x self Fragrant
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Dendrobium Red Flame Hard Cane Orchid Phalaenopsis Type
Dendrobium Red Flame Hard Cane Orchid Phalaenopsis Type
$18.50
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Phalaenopsis equestris v Cyanochillus Orchid Classic SPIKE FLOWERS 4 pot
Phalaenopsis equestris v Cyanochillus Orchid Classic SPIKE FLOWERS 4 pot
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Phalaenopsis gigantea species orchid plant
Phalaenopsis gigantea species orchid plant
$30.00 (1 Bid)
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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis Species Orchid RARE Large SIZE FRAGRANT 0603
Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis Species Orchid RARE Large SIZE FRAGRANT 0603
$26.00 (6 Bids)
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Phalaenopsis tetraspis C1 TW 3503 P
Phalaenopsis tetraspis C1 TW 3503 P
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B FRAGRANT BS Eurychone rothschildiana Grow like Phal Phalaenopsis Orchid
B FRAGRANT BS Eurychone rothschildiana Grow like Phal Phalaenopsis Orchid
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B2 Dbl Spike FRAGRANT SPECIES Phal bellina Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Orchid
B2 Dbl Spike FRAGRANT SPECIES Phal bellina Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Orchid
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B FRAGRANT Phal PrincessKaiulani Phalaenopsis amboinensis violace Indigo Orchid
B FRAGRANT Phal PrincessKaiulani Phalaenopsis amboinensis violace Indigo Orchid
$14.99 (1 Bid)
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B FRAGRANT Phal Joy Spring Canary JapanPeach Stem Prop Phalaenopsis Orchid
B FRAGRANT Phal Joy Spring Canary JapanPeach Stem Prop Phalaenopsis Orchid
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Phalaenopsis equestris v formosanum x deliciosa orchid species T4P20
Phalaenopsis equestris v formosanum x deliciosa orchid species T4P20
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Phalaenopsis bellina v coerulea orchid speices T4P4
Phalaenopsis bellina v coerulea orchid speices T4P4
$38.99
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20 Pink W Purple Spot Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid Seed Organic NON GMO Home Grown
20 Pink W Purple Spot Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid Seed Organic NON GMO Home Grown
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Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian Orchid Velvet Plumb
Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian Orchid Velvet Plumb
$16.19
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Blooming Size Mounted Phalaenopsis amboinensis White Species Orchid Plant
Blooming Size Mounted Phalaenopsis amboinensis White Species Orchid Plant
$24.99
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Phalaenopsis Brother Pepride Carmela BLOOMING SIZE
Phalaenopsis Brother Pepride Carmela BLOOMING SIZE
$16.95
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Phalaenopsis Connie Moody MOTTLED FOLIAGE BLOOMING SIZE
Phalaenopsis Connie Moody MOTTLED FOLIAGE BLOOMING SIZE
$22.95
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Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Pacific Isle x Borneo species Orchid Plant 2 spikes
Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Pacific Isle x Borneo species Orchid Plant 2 spikes
$29.75
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Mounted Phalaenopsis Sedirea japonica Fragrant Orchid Plant Neofinetia
Mounted Phalaenopsis Sedirea japonica Fragrant Orchid Plant Neofinetia
$14.99
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In spike flower Phalaenopsis deliciosa Species Orchid Plant
In spike flower Phalaenopsis deliciosa Species Orchid Plant
$24.99
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In spike Phalaenopsis violacea Red Form Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
In spike Phalaenopsis violacea Red Form Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
$19.99
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5 seedling Compot of Phalaenopsis amabilis Orchid Plant
5 seedling Compot of Phalaenopsis amabilis Orchid Plant
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In Spike Phalaenopsis bellina var alba Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
In Spike Phalaenopsis bellina var alba Fragrant Species Orchid Plant
$24.99
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Phalaenopsis bellina Judy Smith X P Jim Krull FLOWER 4 pot SPECIES
Phalaenopsis bellina Judy Smith X P Jim Krull FLOWER 4 pot SPECIES
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WOW Phalaenopsis Pilong Cherry Bloom size 4 pot GORGEOUS PINK FLOWERS
WOW Phalaenopsis Pilong Cherry Bloom size 4 pot GORGEOUS PINK FLOWERS
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Phalaenopsis Hybrid Bloom size 4 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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Phalaenopsis Hybrid FLOWERS 4 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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Phalaenopsis Hybrid FLOWERS 4 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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Phalaenopsis Hybrid FLOWERS 4 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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Light Meter for Phalaenopsis Dendrobium Cattleya Miltonia Vanda Orchid Plant 802
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Orchids species Phalaenopsis bellina 1 Plant seedling size
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Orchids species Phalaenopsis lowii 1 Plant bloom size
Orchids species Phalaenopsis lowii 1 Plant bloom size
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Phalaenopsis amabilis Species White Orchid In Spike
Phalaenopsis amabilis Species White Orchid In Spike
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Phalaenopsis violacea x bellina IN SPIKE BLOOM Orchid Plant
Phalaenopsis violacea x bellina IN SPIKE BLOOM Orchid Plant
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Orchid Phalaenopsis Hilo Lip Cheryl Oliff MOTTLED FOLIAGE
Orchid Phalaenopsis Hilo Lip Cheryl Oliff MOTTLED FOLIAGE
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Phalaenopsis Creme de Menthe Newberry
Phalaenopsis Creme de Menthe Newberry
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Orchid Hybrid Phalaenopsis Big Bang  Mutation  In Flower
Orchid Hybrid Phalaenopsis Big Bang Mutation In Flower
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RARE UNUSUAL YELLOW HARLEQUIN WAXY PHALAENOPSIS HYBRID PLANT 2 SPIKES
RARE UNUSUAL YELLOW HARLEQUIN WAXY PHALAENOPSIS HYBRID PLANT 2 SPIKES
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BEAUTIFUL YELLOW AND RED TESSELATED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
BEAUTIFUL YELLOW AND RED TESSELATED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
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BEAUTIFUL PELORIC YELLOW PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID HYBRID PLANT TWO SPIKES
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AWARDED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID WORLD BONNIE VASQUEZ AM AOS GM 12WOC FRAGRANT
AWARDED PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID WORLD BONNIE VASQUEZ AM AOS GM 12WOC FRAGRANT
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FRAGRANT AND FLORIFEROUS PHALAENOPSIS PINLONG CHERIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
FRAGRANT AND FLORIFEROUS PHALAENOPSIS PINLONG CHERIS ORCHID HYBRID IN SPIKE
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Phalaenopsis Ever Spring Pink Harlequin mericlone SPIKE FLOWERS 4 pot
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Phalaenopsis Tzu Chian Sapphier Bloom size 3 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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Phalaenopsis Orchid P Baldans Kaleidoscope yellow with Purple Veins Keiki
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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis orchid species T4P36
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No Name Phalaenopsis Orchid 4 Pot S 348 Sophies Orchids
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Phalaenopsis Livs Berry Bloom size 3 pot GORGEOUS FLOWERS
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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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