Phalaenopsis orchids, native to the tropical regions of Asia and Australia, are elegant superstars of the houseplant stardom. These popular flowering plants stand apart from other houseplants due to their unique and intricate blooms. The exotic charm of the flowers, resembling delicate moths in flight, has given these plants the name Moth Orchids.
The flower spikes of Phalaenopsis Orchids emerge delicately from joints of green, smooth leaves, carrying multiple flower buds. These buds, with proper care, transform into a mesmerizing display that lasts a month or more. This Purple Phalaenopsis Orchid has a harmonious blend of purple shades. Each bloom has a unique pattern, showcasing the delicate balance between these two captivating colors.
The stems of Phalaenopsis Orchids are a work of art in themselves. These arching stems contribute to the orchid's overall aesthetic, creating a sense of movement and elegance. The stems can emerge from leaf joints, and their shape adds to the orchid's unique and captivating appearance.
Phalaenopsis are "monopodial" orchids, indicating that they grow from a single stem. Unlike sympodial (or branching) orchids with large water-storing pseudobulbs, Phalaenopsis orchids lack these structures and hence need to be watered more regularly.
This listing is for a Purple Phalaenopsis Orchid plant with a single flower spike.
Place your orchid where it can bask in bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate petals. Periodically turn your orchid to ensure uniform growth. Adequate lighting will yield light green leaves. Insufficient light leads to dark green leaves, while excessive light can cause a pink or reddish hue along the leaf margins, ultimately turning yellow.
Maintain a comfortable temperature range between 65-75°F during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night (around 55°F). Avoid sudden changes in temperature, cold drafts, and extreme heat sources.
Water your orchid when the top inch of the potting mix feels dry. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain. Avoid waterlogging, as orchids prefer slightly drier conditions between waterings.
Use a well-draining ready-made orchid potting mix. You can also mix your soil using orchid bark, sphagnum moss, perlite, and charcoal to prevent water from accumulating around the roots. Orchids thrive when their roots have access to both air and moisture.
Feed your orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer during the growing season. Follow the package instructions for dilution and frequency. Reduce fertilization during the dormant period.
Trim spent flowers and yellowing leaves with sterile scissors. Be cautious not to damage the healthy parts of the plant.
While these orchids are not considered toxic, it's essential to exercise caution and prevent ingestion by humans and pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.