4.6 out of 5 (31 experiences)
About Bramble Orchid
Phalaenopsis orchids get their name from the Greek 'phalaina' meaning moth, as their flowers are thought to resemble moth or butterfly wings! 🦋 Once their flowers have blossomed, they will eventually die but the plant will live one and continue to produce new flower spikes throughout its life. Orchid flowers evolved to attract pollinators and ther unique shape helps keep insects safe while collecting and dispersing pollen! 🐝
Also known as
Moon Orchid, Moon Orchid, Anggrek bulan, Moth Orchid and Phalaenopsis Orchid
How to care for Bramble Orchid
Bramble Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Bramble Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bramble Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This was purely burnt and crispy as it was a gift from my stepdad to my mom and she had really watered it for a couple months and I recused it and it bounced righted back and looks beautiful. Hasn’t bloomed yet, but I’ll give time. I probably need to trim the old stem.
My Betty was given to me in a tiny little pot well over a year ago, and despite being often forgotten for months, she has persevered and perhaps, by some definitions, prospered.
Betty will bloom easily if you ACTUALLY care for her, and while these blossoms are somewhat brief, they are beautiful.
I currently have her in a wide, round ceramic, but I am starting to think that she was happier in her smaller, narrower pot. Although I am told moon orchids should have ‘coco plug’ soil, Betty is pretty tolerant of the regular stuff and does just fine in it.
To reward her for all of this tolerance, I will soon be placing Betty on a plate of wet stones to provide her with better humidity. Overall, moon orchids are a very rewarding plant themselves - even more so if you look after them well!