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! 🐝


Phalaenopsis schilleriana

Also known as

Moth Orchid

How to care for Phalaenopsis schilleriana


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.

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

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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 maximize the potential for growth.

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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:


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.

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