Plant Care Phalaenopsis orchid Reviews

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4.6 out of 5 (195 experiences)

Phalaenopsis orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 91
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 86
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 62
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 42
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 25
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 14
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Phalaenopsis orchid has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Cariyoung avatar
@Cariyoung
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 4,200 XP
globe Diamond Bar, California
08/24/2021

beautiful blooms. but needs a lot of time and attention, special pots and soil mixture (sphagnum moss, orchid bark), no direct sunlight.

Fast grower Fast grower
Tamsin avatar
@Tamsin
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 48 XP
08/23/2021

As a new plant parent this plant has been through a lot and it’s still alive woooohoooo they don’t like cold water but not boiling just slightly warm

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@5911labradorite
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 514 XP
08/22/2021

So beautiful in the summertime! I rotate it every other day and whichever way is facing the sun new blooms pop up. And it gives off exceptional vibes to any room!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Melaza
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 469 XP
globe New York
08/20/2021

The standard hybrid phalaenopsis is easy to take care of if you adjust care to your conditions and ensure you have good drainage. Dry conditions should use airy orchid or bark mixes with more sphagnum moss while those growing in humid conditions can use less/no sphagnum. I use a very airy mix so I can shower and soak weekly.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 485 XP
08/20/2021

beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Paula avatar
@Paula
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 927 XP
globe New York
08/10/2021

my mom got it for me when I had covid ♥️♥️♥️

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@Lucasd
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Stacy, Minnesota
08/09/2021

You need to know proper care for this plant. They will not thrive in the pots that you get them in from the supermarket.

Very beautiful plants

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Paige
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Chesterton, Indiana
07/24/2021

Just a gorgeous plant that requires special attention and love❤️ for serious plant lovers

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@Orchidhedgehogkeeper
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
07/22/2021

Orchids can be difficult and are not a first time plant. Don’t buy your girlfriend one if she has no plants.

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@Kiki.pandita
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Easton, Pennsylvania
07/17/2021

Easy to mantain

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@Laceyb
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 220 XP
07/03/2021

Need a lot of work and know how.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Sallysasi
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe Sheffield, England
07/03/2021

Talk with your plant always

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Catertots
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,866 XP
07/01/2021

If you can keep store-bought orchids alive for longer than a year my hat’s off to you.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Rjg
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,733 XP
globe Austin, Texas
06/08/2021

Not too much sun and consistent watering and orchids are easy beauty.

Survivor Survivor
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@Rjg
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,733 XP
globe Austin, Texas
06/08/2021

Just get in a good water pattern and indirect bright light!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Rjg
leaf-1 78 Plants
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globe Austin, Texas
06/08/2021

Orchids aren’t scary. Just keep them watered appropriately !

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@Telecasterstripes
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 50 XP
06/07/2021

With a phalaenopsis orchid, you will experience blooms withering and dropping from the stems after its season of bloom passes, and left behind will be dry thorns. Don't worry, it isn't dead! Just look up some proper plant care after blooms fall and ensure that it can bloom in its following season. Some people's orchids bloom in the spring, while others' bloom in the fall. Mine has a strange reversed cycle of blooming in the winter and remaining dormant all year until that season rolls around again. Just try to recognize the patterns in your plant, it'll be helpful!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Javabean4
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Evansville, Indiana
06/07/2021

Everyone has said orchids are difficult. But these are her second sets of blooms. These are my favorite plants! I use orchid mix and bark. Diluted miracle gro every couple of months.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Bbeauties
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,244 XP
globe Castle Rock, Colorado
06/05/2021

Maybe it is just something I am doing but I cannot keep flowers on my orchid for more than a month. None of them!! I have 4 all growing new leaves but no shoots or blooms!

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Jacinta
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 563 XP
globe Hampton, Virginia
06/02/2021

It hasn’t bloomed in years but I have hope! It is growing new roots again and new leaves. 🤞🤞

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor