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Phalaenopsis Orchids: Grow and flower moth
Phalaenopsis, or moth orchids, named for their
resemblance to tropical moths (phaluna is greek for
moth) is a genus of about sixty
species in the orchid family. Phalaenopsis(phals) orchids are probably
the most popular pot plant orchid in the world today. Most phalaenopsis are from south-east Asia where they thrive
in tropical humid conditions. There are hundred of phalaenopsis
intergeneric hybrids such as Doritaenopsis and Asconopsis.
Phalaenopsis (moth) orchids are among the easiest and most elegant of
orchids you can grow.
Yes, you can grow and reflower your moth orchids! Once you learn the
basics of phalaenopsis orchid care here, you'll be able to grow and flower your phalaenopsis
orchids regularly year after year, producing more flowers each time!
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One of our Phalaenopsis orchids
Moth orchids are of manageable size, grow well on a windowsill, and
like the same sort of conditions we do. The flowers can stay fresh for three months, or more! They
come in an increasing range of colors, including white, pink, purple, yellow and spots among
others. Get started with the basics of Phalaenopsis Orchid Care!
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