These beautiful mini phalaenopsis orchids come in their own pot. Perfect as a simple table setting or a wedding bonbonierre.
The Phalaenopsis or ‘Moth Orchid’ is the most common orchid. “Phallys” are easily grown in the home and stay in bloom for a very long time. A mature plant will be in bloom much of the year with good-sized blooms. From pure whites to unusual spotted harlequins, Phalaenopsis are sure to please. Unlike many other orchids, Phalaenopsis can be repotted anytime, though it is usually best to do so when not in bloom. Phallys do very well as houseplants and will grow and flower in a moderately bright windowsill. Each year a Phalaenopsis will grow one or two new leaves. Once the growth phase is complete, a bloom spike will emerge from the stem beneath the second or third leaf from the top. An ideal time to repot orchids is when they go out of bloom. Once it has finished blooming the orchid will focus on growing new roots and leaves in preparation for new flower spikes. Establishing good watering practices can be a bit tricky at first for a new orchid owner. Each growing environment is unique. Phalaenopsis like to stay generally moist but not sopping wet and must always be kept in a pot with good drainage. Basic care requirements for a Phalaenopsis orchids include; a moderately bright windowsill or similar spot and watering when it begins to dry out. When fertilising, use a fertiliser made for orchids. When repotting, use a fresh orchid mix.