Plant Care White Apple Moth Orchid

White Apple Moth Orchid

About White Apple Moth Orchid

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 'Younghome White Apple'
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for White Apple Moth Orchid

Water

How often to water your White Apple Moth Orchid

Water needs for White Apple Moth Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

White Apple Moth Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 White Apple Moth Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

35% Very Low

Growing White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison right now

Light needs for plant White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will decrease by 31.4% ☀️

December 4th, 2022

Madison is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to decrease by 31.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Madison is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for White Apple Moth Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant White Apple Moth Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

White Apple Moth Orchid 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 Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize White Apple Moth Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for White Apple Moth Orchid: 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 White Apple Moth Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot White Apple Moth Orchid

Nutrient needs for plant White Apple Moth Orchid in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Madison is very 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 …

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Care Summary for White Apple Moth Orchid

White Apple Moth Orchid

White Apple Moth Orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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