Plant Care Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

4.4 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

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! 🐝


Phalaenopsis aphrodite

Also known as

Phalaenopsis aphrodite. and Aphrodite's Orchid

How to care for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis


How often to water your Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Water needs for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis
0.5 cups
every 9

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis 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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How to fertilize Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis: repot after 2X growth

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 Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Ayesha avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe New York

It’s relatively an easy one

Survivor Survivor
@Lovedaynamarie avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 65 XP
globe Philadelphia, PA

The stems can be quite fragile, but if placed in a safe, sunny spot, this is such a gorgeous and easy to care for plant!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
@hi avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 456 XP
globe Red Wing, MN

Avoid listening to watering instructions that recommend ice cubes! They can shock the roots and generally don’t do a good job of providing water. Taking my orchid to my kitchen sink and using the sprayer to throughly soak the bark has worked great for me. Greg’s recommended watering cycle has worked pretty much perfectly for me, so listening to us could be beneficial, though be wary if overwatering regardless. Blooms don’t last forever, so expect a dormancy stage where your orchid may do nothing for a couple months. Highly recommend this plant.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@noekylie avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Lexington, TX

very very hard to take care of, mine is barely holding on by a thread

Browns easily Browns easily

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