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Phalaenopsis 'Purple Spotted Orchid'

Phalaenopsis 'Purple Spotted Orchid'

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The Phalaenopsis 'Purple Spotted Orchid' is a classic and visually elegant houseplant, revered for its pristine, purple spotted blooms. Exhibiting an upright and graceful growth habit, the arching stems hold the delicate, purple flowers aloft. The broad, glossy leaves form a lush base, providing a contrasting green canvas for the delicate blossoms. At full maturity, the 'Purple Spotted Orchid' elegantly reaches a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Phalaenopsis amabilis

Common: Purple Spotted Orchid, Moon Orchid, Moth Orchid, The Lovely Phalaenopsis

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry or when the roots turn from a healthy-green, to a silvery-gray color
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Bark-Based Well-Draining Orchid Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Orchids prefer moderate to high humidity, around 50-70%
  • Orchids prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Remove spent flower spikes to encourage new blooms.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Orchidaceae family, commonly known as the orchid family, is large and diverse family of flowering plants that includes over 25,000 to 30,000 species.
  • Phalaenopsis orchids are native to tropical regions of Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and northern Australia.
  • They are one of the easiest orchids to care for, making them ideal for beginners.
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids have aerial roots that help it absorb moisture from the air. Do not bury these roots in soil or prune them.
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids are Epiphytes, meaning they grow on other plants. They have a special root system that's adapted to absorbing moisture and nutrients from the air and from the bark of the tree they grow on.
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids are the most common type of orchid due to their long-lasting blooms and ability to thrive in low-light conditions.
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids are known for their fragrant flowers that come in a variety of colors.
  • Phalaenopsis orchids can bloom multiple times from the same flower spike if it is cut above a node.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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