Phaleanopsis- Moth Orchid

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Phaleanopsis- Moth Orchid

Moth orchid produces long sprays of flowers resembling moths in flight. Grow the plant in medium light but no direct sunlight in summer. Use a fir bark potting medium but do not allow it to dry out completely. Fertilize every 2 weeks. The flowers are long lasting when cut. Produce a second flower spike by cutting off the flower spike just above the first non-flowering node when the flowers fade. Ideal temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees during the day and 60 to 65 degrees at night. Repotting is done after flowering. Do not allow water to collect in the crown. Moth Orchid grows well in light gardens.

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