Why get an orchid from us? We handpick our plants from the nursery, selecting for orchids with the healthiest roots, shiniest leaves, and flower spikes that have not yet completely developed, meaning that they will flower in your home for months to come! After your Moth Orchid is finished blooming we recommend repotting your orchid into a slightly larger container with orchid bark and sphagnum moss - and we'll happily do it for you, free of charge!
The Phalaenopsis or 'Moth Orchid' is the most common orchid due to its ease of production and the availability of blooming plants year-round. Phals are easily grown in the home and stay in bloom for a very long time. A mature phal will be in bloom much of the year with graceful inflorescences loaded with good-sized blooms. From pure whites to unusual spotted harlequins, Phalaenopsis are sure to please. Unlike many other orchids, Phalaenopsis can be repotted anytime, though it is usually best to do so when not in bloom.
The culture of Phalaenopsis orchids involves windowsill light and consistent, light moisture. Phals do very well as houseplants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill. Each year a Phalaenopsis will grow one or two new leaves. Once the growth phase is complete, usually in the fall, a bloom spike will emerge from the stem beneath the second or third leaf from the top. Sometimes we have to help a Phalaenopsis that is grown in a consistently warm home to realize it is fall by allowing it to experience lower temperatures (60's) for several nights in order to set a bloom spike. Phalaenopsis orchids bloom in the late winter through the spring.
Water when a Phalaenopsis orchid begins to dry out. If in doubt, wait a day or two. Orchids like to have their roots humid, but not sitting in water. Always empty out a drip tray or the bottom of a cache pot after watering.