Moth orchids are probably one of the best flowers that all beginners should start growing when they begin this very enjoyable hobby. If you are looking for any easy one that will bloom when it is supposed to then these are the perfect flowers that you should look into growing.
They are some of the most popular types of orchids that are found everywhere and there are thousands of different species that you can choose from as well. If you want to learn all about these interesting plants then you should read the rest of this article so you can get all the information that you need about these incredible plants.
Since most found throughout the world are located in hot and humid places it wouldn’t be a surprise that moth orchids also known as Phalaenopsis are found in similar habitats. They are normally located in regions of Indonesia and the Himalayan Mountains.
As its name suggests when they are fully bloomed which you will see when you start to grow them with the proper care they look like the wings of a moth. They come in a variety of colors including white, purple, pink, and many others depending on the species that you happen to purchase.
Growing these amazing flowers doesn’t have to be difficult with the correct amount of knowledge that you need to know about these flowers. The first thing that you need to know about is the right sunlight that you will need to provide them. They are flowers that should not be exposed to sunlight that is directly shining on their leaves.
Burns or other damage could appear on these plants and this is not healthy for any type of flower. Try using some shade that could block some sunlight that will not be needed and you can also use fluorescent lights for these plants as well.
There are some basic strategies that you will need to use to know when the proper time is to water these plants. When it comes to these flowers saturating them is something that should be done carefully and correctly. You should try not to over-water them since this is unfortunately the number one reason why beginners kill these plants.
It is very tempting to moisten them when they don’t look that good, but sometimes it is because they are already watered too much. Try letting the plant medium to dry out a little bit before you begin to water them again. Keep an eye on them and when the soil begins to dry out too much start irrigating them again. During some of the cooler months you will not have to water them as much which is something important for you to know.
Humidity Is the Key
The main element that most are deprived from in many beginners’ homes is the amount of humidity they need. This is something that can easily be added to your plants by just placing a tray with water and gravel underneath them without having to purchase a humidifier.
Use a hydrometer to measure the amount in the air and make sure it is between 60-80% humidity. This is how you can get your moth orchids to bloom and thrive for years to come.