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Grow the best Oriental Moth Orchids - Phalaenopsis

Grow the best Oriental Moth OrchidsTo grow the best Orchids follow these simple step, it's easier than you think!

Where to place them: Medium to bright light is preferred and avoid direct sunlight though a window.  Moth Orchids need good air circulation and make sure your orchid is away from the heater.  They prefer slightly humid conditions so in our dry winter weather you can increase humidity by misting your plant foliage in the morning. Do not mist at night.

Watering: Before you water your Phalaenopsis, make sure it is dry to touch. If it is still wet, do not apply any more water. In general, your orchid plant needs to be watered every 7-10 days in summer and 10-14 days in winter. Do not allow your orchid plant to stand in water. Feed with Pokon Orchid food every second time you water

Aftercare: Once your orchid has finished flowering cut the stem about 2cm below the first bloom. Sometimes a branch will emerge with more blooms from one of the nodes on the stem. If nothing happens in 6-8 weeks, cut the flower stem all the way back. A new spike will form after its resting period. To re-bloom place your orchid near a south window or somewhere in the house where it's warm during the day and cool at night. A difference between night and day is required to stimulate flowering.

Re-potting: If your plant is showing a lot of roots, whether inside or outside the pot, you know it's about time to re-pot your orchid. However, only re-pot it if it's not in bloom. When choosing a new pot remember that most orchids like to be root-bound. Clean the roots and cut the dead ones off. Try to avoid hurting the healthy root tips when you re-pot your orchid, just gently wrapped the roots with new sphagnum moss or with orchid mix.