General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Mauve
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bi-Color: Magenta/white and purple/white dotted petals are common
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
2"-3"
3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Moth Orchid
  • Orchid

Photo Gallery
Location: Hausermann's Orchid Greenhouse  Villa Pk, IL
Date: 2012-02-24
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-26
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2019-05-13
On my deck
Location:  Ontario, Canada
Date: 2019-03-06
Location: Nita’s Rosenberg purchase
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-09
On my deck
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-02-25
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-08-31
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-11
Good morning, Sunshine and what better greeting than a beautiful
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Tying Shin 'TS2904'
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-05-31
A close up of one of my Moth Orchids on my deck
Location: Angier, North Carolina
Date: 2007-08-01
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: 2021-11-08
Location: 99159
Date: 2019-01-08
NOID Beautiful art shade colored blooms - sparkles
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: St Louis - MoBOT
Date: 2023-02-21
A hybrid of unknown parentage
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-16
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-11-09
Peloric Phalaenopsis. Not sure what else to say about this.
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-05-03
On my deck
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-05-03
On my deck
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-03-29
In my Sunroom
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-16
An assortment of Spring blooms on my deck.
Location: Angier, North Carolina
Date: 2008-02-09
Location: Angier, North Carolina
Date: 2008-02-09
Location: North West New Jersey
Date: 2020-10-31

Date: 2013-04-13
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-02-20
Shu Long 'TS2979'
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-06-08
'JB396'
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-12

I'm very excited I have one!
Location: My garden

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: Nov 2018
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-05-09
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-01-16
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-06
Lianher '1044-1'
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 2010-06-27
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-09
On my deck
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Fuller's 'F3781'
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-02-28
Location: Florida
Date: 2019-04-14

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-04-11
Location: West Valley City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-02
Fuller's 'F3790'
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-12-08
KV V935

Date: 2013-01-05
Location: Home
Date: 2019-01-15
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2005-04-09
Location: Shangri-la, Orange, TX
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-03-06
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-03-22
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-02
Location: San Francisco, CA - Conservatory of Flowers
Date: 2012-04-21
anyone know this species?
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-23
Wang Lin Rose
Photo by JebobaTea

Date: 2018-12-06
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina (house plant)
Date: December 5, 2022
Moth orchid #142 nn; LHB p. 314, 32-33-? "Greek for 'moth-like'."
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-21
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2024-02-27
Buds and slowly opening bloom
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-10-29
New addition to my orchid collection. I couldn't resist the soft
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-03-15
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-03-15
Location: My home, Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-11-14
Non-stop blooming for 5 1/2 months so far, with more buds to go!

Phalaenopsis Wild Peach
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-09
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-03-21
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-11-13
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-01
Shu Long 'V19'
Location: My garden
Location: Dallas,Texas
Date: 2021-02-04
Location: Dallas,Texas
Date: 2021-02-04
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: Spring

Date: 2018-09-27
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-12

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-12
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-10-03
Location: NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
Date: 2018-07-31
From a distance I thought these were lollipops.
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 10/24/19
Location: Atlanta USA
Date: 2023-10-17
Foliage and root growth of rescue plant from '1/4 price sale due
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-07-02
Location: Ontario Canada
Date: 2020-04-26
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-03-05

Date: 2019-01-25

Date: 2019-01-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-02-10
Orchid show
Location: At NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
Date: 2018-07-31
An eye catching display
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-02-24

Date: 2013-02-05
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: St Louis - MoBOT
Date: 2023-02-21
Hybride between Phal. Fargo Leopard x Phal. equestris 'Riverbend'
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-03-15
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Date: 2017-04-19
Location: At home-indoors-Central Valley area, CA
Date: Left photo 25Dec2011-Right photo 14Mar2012
Before and After of my Phalaenopsis Orchid

Date: 2017-03-15
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.

Date: 2017-02-06
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-01-16
Location: My indoor garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-04
Beautiful housewarming gift!
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-12
Location: Monte Verde, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-21
Location: Monte Verde, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-21
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-03-21

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-03
Taida Lovely-Island Star 'A10263'

Date: 2015-04-07
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2020-06-18
Phalaenopsis gigantea x Mituo Reflex Dragon, unique cross with fi

Date: 2020-03-26
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-12-22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-02-24
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-03-29
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-02

I’m so excited that
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-28
Lianher '1044-1'
Photo by sandnsea2
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2010
growing in semi-shade, and very happy there!
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-10-29
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-03-14
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: January 2024

Date: 2012-11-12
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-25
Location: Local feed and seed.
Date: 2011-11-26
For my Birthday :)
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-25
Shu Long 'F89121'
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-14
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-14
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-02-11
Photo by Gilgomez
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: Nov 2018

Date: 2013-02-05
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-03-05
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-06
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: 2020-12-09
Gorgeous blooms
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-06
Fuller's 'F3784'
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2022-08-11

Date: 2018-05-22
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-02

Date: 2020-01-21
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-21
Fuller's 'F3790'

Date: 2013-01-05
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden 2004 Orchid Show
Date: 2004-02-17
Cattleya Mary Lynn McKenzie 'Nature's Masterpiece')
Photo by milena146
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-30
Longpride Macy
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.
Location: Moody Gardens - Galvaston, Texas
Date: 2010-06-27
Location: Houston area
Date: 2016-01-15
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-10-18
Orchid - Doritis Pulcherrima - Champornensis 'Bicolor' 002
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-12
Bud starting to open
Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2013-02-01
New spike and buds on an older noid Phal flower spike

Phalaenopsis Wild Peach

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-10-01

Date: 2022-04-02

Date: 2022-04-02

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2022-04-07
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 03/19/2022
USF Botanical Gardens
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: Spring
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: Spring
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: Spring
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-12-22
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2015-02-27
Labeled Phalaenopsis Coral Mask.  The problem is that I can't fin
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 11/24/19
Location: Atlanta USA
Date: 2023-10-17
Odd 2nd bloom cycle at beginning of fall season. 1st bloom was Ap

Date: 2010-09-14

Date: 2010-03-24
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-01-29
Location: West Valley City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-02
Location: In a flowershop Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-03-18

Date: 2019-01-25

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2014-03-28
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2014-01-20

Date: 2014-01-20

Date: 2016-03-08

My first orchid 😀
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-01-17
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022

Date: 2011-11-20

Date: 2011-11-20
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-26
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2015-02-20
Location: Moody Gardens - Galveston, Tx
Date: 6-28-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-6-11
Location: Roger's Gardens, Orange County, California
Date: 2015-03-19
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-01-09
GE
Photo by GinaGG

Date: 2018-08-15
Location: kitchen
Date: Spring 2019
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)

Date: 2013-03-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-02
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2014-01-01
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-12-08

Date: 2020-02-23
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2015-12-24
Location: Springfield, Il.  Washington Park Botanical Garden
Date: 2018-02-11
Location: mom's house
Date: 2014-09-16
Photo by milena146

Date: 2013-04-13
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-14
Shu Long Perfume Lily
Photo by milena146

Date: 2019-01-25
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-21
OX Crescent Dancer
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-11-12
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Krogers
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-03-21
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-12-04
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-09
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-02-07
After repotting

Date: 2012-12-07
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-11-13

Date: 2012-11-05
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-26
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-02-20
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-04-29
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-04-20
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-12
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-07-06
Orchid 061

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-27
Fusheng Golden 'S468'

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-01-29

Date: 2018-12-06

Date: 2013-04-13
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-27
Lianher Sweet

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2014-03-28

Date: 2012-10-15

Date: 2013-02-02

Photo credit: Uoaei1
Location: Mississauga
Date: 2013-03-12
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-11-22
Fuller ‘F89310’
Location: West Valley City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-02
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-26

Date: 2011-11-20

Date: 2011-11-20

Date: 2011-11-20
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2022-01-31
Green with stripes and pink
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2022-01-31
White with purple speckles
Location: Fairfax, VA | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-27
Location: Moody Gardens - Galveston, Tx
Date: 6-28-10
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-02-11
Location: Maryland
Date: Winter, 2020
Moth Orchid,  Phalaenopsis
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-12-23
GiantLin 156
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-23
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-16
Location: West Valley City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-02-02
Shu Long White Swan
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis
Date: 2018-03-31
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-12-26
Shu Long Super Red
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Northern Utah East facing window Oct/2016
Date: 2016-10-30

Date: 2013-01-05
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2017-12-17
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-09-11
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2017-12-17
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2017-12-17

Date: 2019-10-07
Photo by milena146
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022 | I apologize for the crappy photo quality. The computer I'm using is so crappy to the point that downloading a photo takes 5 minutes, so I have resorted to using screenshots. Sorry.
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-17
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-03

Date: 2011-12-03
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-12-04
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-12-04
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Banff, Canada | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-31

Date: 2012-11-02
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-03-21

Date: 2012-11-05

Date: 2022-03-30
Location: Banff, Canada | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-31
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: Spring
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-12-10

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-08-05
Location: Banff, Canada | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-31
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-03-21
Photo by tarev
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-05-10
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-05-10
Location: Wiener Neustadt/ Austria
Date: 2016-04-29

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-04-05

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-02-06
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-01-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-10-26
Last bloom before now was in March.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-01-17
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-28
Sogo White Wizard

Date: 2012-11-10

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt 
Date: 2016-02-16
My new one - I really looooove valentine´s day! <3

Date: 2012-11-12

Date: 2012-11-12
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-02-06

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2012-10-15

Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2016-01-21
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-16
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-26
Tag says Rabbit Phalaenospis
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-01-15

Date: 2013-01-16
Photo by TheOrchidGirl

Date: 2013-01-16
Photo by Gilgomez
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Fairfax, VA| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-18
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-10-18
Lianher Snowman
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2022-04-10
Blooms have pink and orange in it
Location: Moody Gardens - Galveston, Tx
Date: 6-28-10
Location: Moody Gardens - Galveston, Tx
Date: 6-28-10
Location: Atlanta  USA
Date: 2023-05-03
Phalenopsis was rescue from clearance bin of Big box hardware sto
Location: Atlanta  USA
Date: 2023-05-03
Phalenopsis was rescue from clearance bin of Big box hardware sto
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-12-05
Photo by Dutchlady1
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2014-01-01
Location: N. Utah, East window
Date: 2016-10-30
I am excited that I have better root growth these days

Date: 2020-07-07
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Date: 2017-03-15
Photo by milena146
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-12-04
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-26
Lianher Snow
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2016-04-05

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt 
Date: 2016-02-16
My new one - I really looooove valentine´s day!!! <3

Date: 2012-11-10
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-27
ARK '141'

Date: 2012-11-12

Date: 2012-11-12

Date: 2012-11-12

Date: 2013-02-02
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-26

Date: 2013-01-16
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Photo by TheOrchidGirl
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Date: 2015-07-05
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT) - St Louis
Date: 2011-08-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-03-27
Location: Elkridge ,  MD
Date: Winter, 2022
Phalaenopis

Date: 2013-01-05

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Comments:
  • Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 25, 2014 11:30 AM concerning plant:
    Phalaenopsis is the orchid you will most often see at big box stores, and in grocery stores. They are beautiful, and the flowers last a very long time - up to 3 months - if the plant survives. After the initial bloom finishes, do not cut off the bloom stem, sometimes it branches and puts on a second flush of bloom. They may grow and bloom in your home for years with a little care. Very sensitive to a change in environment, though, and often going from the store to your home is enough of a change to cause many buds to drop. If your plant was in bloom when it was bought, it may have been forced to bloom out of its regular season, springtime.

    The mass-produced plants from the box and grocery stores are often potted in a wad of wet sphagnum moss and/or an unvented pot. The moss is good for transport of the plants from the grower to the store, but bad for long-term survival of the plant once you buy it, as it will tend to stay too wet and cause the plant's roots to rot. These (and most) orchids do need their roots to "breathe," and although they like their foliage to be misted daily, the roots must dry out between waterings. So if the plant begins to show wrinkled leaves, or if it drops its flowers, this may be the cause. Re-potting into a proper orchid medium -- a Phalaenopsis mix is best -- and a vented pot or basket is recommended after blooming is finished.

    Many people simply throw out the plant once the flowers finish, or if the plant starts to show signs of stress. This is a waste when the plant has taken at least 2 years to reach blooming size. Also a shame because very often they will recover and become wonderful houseplants for years to come with a little care. If you don't have the patience to revive a stressed Phal, you can very likely find someone else who will give it a chance.
  • Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Aug 25, 2014 9:32 AM concerning plant:
    Most commonly called Moth Orchid. An epiphytic orchid that has thick, leathery leaves, rather flat and extending about 1 foot, and no pseudobulbs. The beautiful spray of flowers can reach about 3 ft., in colors from white, yellow, and lavender to pink and purple. It blooms in the spring for me. There is a very wide array of colors, and some are spotted or barred, or even have contrasting lips. These do well in warmer growing conditions -- 60F - 70F at night and 70F - 85F during the day -- but mine seem to be doing extremely well outside, with our days hitting as high as 97F this summer. They will not tolerate the sun. Light must be filtered and they don't like to dry out either. Moisture, higher humidity, is a must. I find that I spray/mist them about every couple of days.
  • Posted by merkuree (North Texas (DFW) - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2016 5:27 PM concerning plant:
    Observe your plant: it may prefer partial sun over shade. Some people recommend shade for Phalaenopsis orchids, but I have mine in partial sun. I got one as a gift approx 8 months ago. Initially, I placed it on a shelf above my bathroom window because of the shade and humidity, but it didn't like it there and dropped all of its flowers. I moved it to the kitchen windowsill above the sink and it has grown two leaves since then. I'm hoping it'll flower in a few months since it seems to be happy at its current location. Also, set a watering schedule. I have mine double potted and water every 2 weeks or so depending on how moist the medium is.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On January 13, 2022 Bloomed
white bloom; rescued one from Tony
piksihk On January 10, 2021 Bloomed
White bloom, rescued from Tony
piksihk On January 17, 2020 Miscellaneous Event
Received from Ryan for Mother's Day 2018
New roots - looking good now
piksihk On August 1, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On January 19, 2015 Obtained plant
Kroger marked down;
antsinmypants On May 1, 2023 Obtained plant
3 miniatures on clearance at Walmart for 2.00 each, paid .75 for each.
antsinmypants On February 21, 2023 Bloomed
csandt On May 28, 2019 Obtained plant
skylark On January 5, 2023 Bloomed
rebloom on pink spotted; got 3 new in bloom : pink leopard; pale yellow and white. have 3 more growing well; 2 barely alive.
Macrocentra On August 2, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Discovered keiki growing on remains of spent bloom stalk on one of my larger Phalaenopsis.
Macrocentra On January 16, 2021 Obtained plant
Obtained two plants: one large with purple blooms, one small with yellow blooms. First two orchids to be added to plant collection.
MySecretIslandGarden On April 28, 2023 Bloomed
3rd one bloomed and it's white
MySecretIslandGarden On April 17, 2023 Bloomed
2nd to bloom, the blooms are a bit more purple than the first one that is pale pink
MySecretIslandGarden On March 31, 2023 Bloomed
I attached 3 NOID phals. to my pygmy date palms, all 3 have spikes and this was the first one to bloom
WebTucker On December 5, 2022 Bloomed
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Untitled by milena146 Dec 26, 2016 11:45 AM 1
Inspiration by Aleaia Apr 20, 2018 2:47 PM 0
No ID Phalaenopsis by sejod Jan 13, 2019 8:04 PM 17
Peloric Phalaenopsis by Australis Nov 9, 2019 11:38 PM 0
Why not try asking the experts by arctangent Jan 31, 2021 1:07 PM 4

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