Plant Care Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

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About Phalaenopsis schilleriana

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! 🐝

Taxonomy

Phalaenopsis schilleriana
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Moth Orchid

How to care for Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Water

How often to water your Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Water needs for Phalaenopsis schilleriana
0.5 cups
every 9

Phalaenopsis schilleriana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 schilleriana

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Phalaenopsis schilleriana in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

29% Very Low

Growing Phalaenopsis schilleriana in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Phalaenopsis schilleriana in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 4th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Phalaenopsis schilleriana in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 49.8% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 49.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Phalaenopsis schilleriana in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Phalaenopsis schilleriana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Phalaenopsis schilleriana: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Phalaenopsis schilleriana may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Phalaenopsis schilleriana

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

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Care Summary for Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Phalaenopsis schilleriana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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