4.4 out of 5 (8 experiences)
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! 🐝
Also known as
Phalaenopsis aphrodite. and Aphrodite's Orchid
How to care for Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis
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.
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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.