Plant Care Doritis pulcherrima

Doritis pulcherrima

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Doritis pulcherrima has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Doritis pulcherrima has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Doritis pulcherrima

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 pulcherrima

How to care for Doritis pulcherrima


How often to water your Doritis pulcherrima

Water needs for Doritis pulcherrima
0.5 cups
every 9

Doritis pulcherrima 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 Doritis pulcherrima

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Doritis pulcherrima in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Doritis pulcherrima: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Doritis pulcherrima 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 Doritis pulcherrima

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

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Care Summary for Doritis pulcherrima

Doritis pulcherrima

Doritis pulcherrima

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

Doritis pulcherrima has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Doritis pulcherrima has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Doritis pulcherrima has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Doritis pulcherrima has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Doritis pulcherrima has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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