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Phalaenopsis

Moth orchid

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Phalaenopsis
  • Common name: Moth orchid
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Plant Type: Houseplant
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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How to grow Phalaenopsis

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

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

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Phalaenopsis and wildlife

Phalaenopsis has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Phalaenopsis poisonous?

Phalaenopsis has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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