Moth Orchid

These lovely Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis) have two stems and at least nine longlasting individual flowers or buds. Orchids have fascinated people since early times. They have been a symbol of love luxury and beauty for centuries.
Current Description
Fresh in and looking lovely again this week in a choice of pink or mottled varieties. Please do make a note in the box below if you have a colour preference and we will always do our best to follow this.
65cm+ tall in a 1L pot
Twin stem pink phalaenopsis orchid Twin stem pink moth orchid with pink flowers Close up of the delicate moth orchid blooms Moth Orchid              Moth Orchid
Twin stem pink moth orchid with pink flowers
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

The Moth Orchid or Phalaenopsis is particularly popular because it likes the same conditions as we all do - a nice snug home, not too close to a heater, but away from draughts. They are quite easy to look after if you understand their natural habitat, and will bring you joy for many, many weeks.

These are plants of the forest - they like some light, but don't like to be scorched. Avoid a window sill where there is constant direct sunlight. Although quite content in warm rooms, the cooler the room (within reason) the longer the flowers will last.

How often you need to water will depend on the room conditions. Typically about half a teacup a week, but make your own judgement, by feeling the weight of the pot. Try feeling the weight when dry and when well-watered and then try and keep it half-way in between. Water from the top and let the excess drain out through the lightweight compost. These orchids have aerial roots that were built to hang in the warm moist air of the swamp. Do not let the roots stand in water ever - they can't breathe, and the plant will die.

Once your orchid has finally finished blooming cut the flower stems right back and find a nice out of the way spot with an even temperature for them to rest. With a bit of luck they can re-flower again next year.

Hot tip - try putting a damp rag or sponge underneath the pot and within the pot holder. This keeps the roots moist while letting them breathe.

More Information

Moth Orchid

Scientific Name:Phalaenopsis

Pronounced FAL-A-nop-sis