Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis

Moth orchid

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Phalaenopsis
  • Common name: Moth orchid
  • Plant type: Houseplant

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Moth orchids, Phalaenopsis, are epiphytic plants meaning that in the wild they grow on the surface of other plants, rather than in the soil. They bear delightful, pink, white or purple flowers. Phalaenopsis should be grown in a special bark medium rather than compost, and require a humid atmosphere and bright, filtered light to thrive. For best results, grow them in light, humid kitchens and bathrooms.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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