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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 San Diego, California.
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February 2nd, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
February 1st, 2023
San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 29.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per …
February 1st, 2023
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 8.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of da…
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 San Diego, California ⛅.
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.
February 3rd, 2023
The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to rep…