Plant Care phalaenopsis orchid

phalaenopsis orchid

4.6 out of 5 (13 experiences)

phalaenopsis orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
phalaenopsis orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About phalaenopsis 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! 🐝


Phalaenopsis 'Jiaho's Pink Girl'

How to care for phalaenopsis orchid


How often to water your phalaenopsis orchid

Water needs for phalaenopsis orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

phalaenopsis orchid 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 phalaenopsis orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for phalaenopsis orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant phalaenopsis orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

phalaenopsis 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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How to fertilize phalaenopsis orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for phalaenopsis orchid: 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 phalaenopsis orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for phalaenopsis orchid

phalaenopsis orchid

phalaenopsis orchid

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

phalaenopsis orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
phalaenopsis orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
phalaenopsis orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
phalaenopsis orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
phalaenopsis orchid has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
phalaenopsis orchid has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@LovingSunnyAZ avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 6,879 XP
globe Goodyear, AZ

Beautiful flowers that are long lasting

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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Danvers, MA

This is my first plant but tbh I feel like it’s gonna be a survivor!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 562 XP
globe Columbus, OH

safe for cats and blooms easily!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@semi_skimmed_milk avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 174 XP

water every week, doesnt need any sun if you dont mind not having flowers. honestly really easy to keep alive

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Abigail avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Puyallup, WA

Don't overwater, and get to know it's bloom cycle🥰

@lilsusbby avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 456 XP
globe San Jose, CA

Pretty easy to keep alive. Some sunlight &water an das all u need 🌱

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