Let us share with you a few easy tips on caring for your Phalaenopsis Orchids in your home environment. Just follow these simple orchid care instructions, and you will find that caring for your Phalaenopsis Orchid is even easier than you thought!
Phalaenopsis Orchids do not require much light to flourish. The key to a healthy orchid is to maintain avoidance of direct sunlight. Just like our skin, orchid leaves can get sunburnt by overexposure to direct sunlight. Place your Phalaenopsis on a slightly shaded windowsill for ideal results.
Phalaenopsis orchids thrive in the same indoor temperatures that we do, and this why they are so easy to grow. For a healthy, happy plant, provide a daytime temperature between 66°F and 85°F, and a night-time temperature above 60°F.
Water is the most important factor for successful orchid care. Before watering, first check which type of medium your Phalaenopsis orchid is growing in. If your orchid is grown in bark, we recommend watering once per week. If your Phalaenopsis is grown in sphagnum moss, which is more absorbtive, we recommend watering around once every two weeks. Water your orchids in the morning, being sure to use only tap water, not saltsoftened or distilled water. Submerge your plant’s roots (with the medium) into a sink full of water. Do your best to avoid contact of leaves and water, as this can lead to fungus and rot. After submerging your orchids for around ten seconds, let the plant drain for ten minutes.
We recommend a balanced fertilizer. A 20/20/20 formula, at the rate of half a teaspoon diluted in one gallon of water, works well for Phalaenopsis. Apply fertilizer every other time when watering.