Plant Care Phalaenopsis orchid
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Phalaenopsis orchid

4.6 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Phalaenopsis orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Taxonomy

Phalaenopsis spp.
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Phalaenopsis orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Katie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Valentine by Katie on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

As long as it is taken care of, it grows pretty fast. I have yet to have an issue with it. I did have to move it to a bigger pot within the first two months of having it.

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@Itscarissa
Navarre, FL
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Richard by Itscarissa on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

I’m struggling to keep mine alive right now, but honestly he is still kicking and really doesn’t want to go. I’m proud of him. I hope he blooms more flowers for me

Drgomez avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Dulce by Drgomez on Greg, the plant care app
04/01/2021

Once you find the right spot for it, it blooms several times a year (at least for me).

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@Mm1995
San Diego, CA
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Persephone by Mm1995 on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

Orchids thrive on neglect!!! Don’t overwater!! I water with an icecube!

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@Plantmomma3
Starkville, MS
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Fiona by Plantmomma3 on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

She has never bloomed but she has beautiful green leaves???

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@Katya17
Medfield, MA
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Snowy by Katya17 on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

Always blooms! Love the colors on them!

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@Evieg
Griffith, IN
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Orchid 6 by Evieg on Greg, the plant care app
04/01/2021

This is a clone of another Orchid

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@Jhonny
Bridgeport, CT
Rating of the plant Phalaenopsis orchid named Orquyonce by Jhonny on Greg, the plant care app
03/26/2021

She hates the air.

How to care for Phalaenopsis orchid

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Phalaenopsis orchid in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Phalaenopsis orchid

Phalaenopsis orchid

Phalaenopsis orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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