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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! 🐝
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How to care for Phalaenopsis schilleriana
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 Chicago, Illinois.
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February 6th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
February 7th, 2023
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 48.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
February 6th, 2023
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 14.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of day…
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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
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.