Orchids are often regarded as rare, exotic plants but are actually a common and popular houseplant, prized for their long-lasting, stunning blooms and ease-of-growth.
The Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis var.) is one of the easiest varieties to care for. The exquisite blooms range in colour from the clean classic white, to intense dark pink, with the latest ‘orchid trends’ tending towards mottled and speckled petals.
When purchasing orchids select plants with sprays of flowers that contain flower buds as well as open flowers. This staggers the flowering time, ensuring longevity and extended colour. Moth Orchids can be expected to bloom for 4 – 6 weeks, sometimes longer. In nature, moth orchids flower annually after the cool season. After flowering continue to water the leathery leaves and position in low light – new flowering spikes should be initiated within a year, depending on when the plant was purchased.
Moth orchids make stunning gifts! They thrive in offices and on desks, adding style, colour and pizazz wherever they are positioned.