Phalaenopsis orchids (also called moth orchids) are among the most stylish and sophisticated plants you can grow in your home or office. They make fantastic houseplants -- even for beginners -- and their blooms can last for months, making phalaenopsis orchids an excellent gift. Most have attractive butterfly-shaped (or moth-shaped) flowers, in a wide range of colors, from pinks and purples to apricot, orange, and salmon, to lemon yellow to pure white. The blooms appear on elegant spikes above the flat leaves that appear in a fan shape.
Because they're so adaptable, you can grow phalaenopsis orchids in just about any bright spot, including on your desk at work or school, and in your home. They look beautiful displayed in a window sill or in a hanging planter. Complement your phalaenopsis orchid with a colorful pot; this will help give the plant an extra boost of color after the flowers fade.
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Note: Moth orchids typically bloom once a year. After the flowers fade and drop off the plant, you can cut off the flowering stem at its base. Your moth orchid should rebloom again next year --- often in late winter or very early spring.
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