Flowers & Blooms

Phalaenopsis Orchid: A Perfect Choice for Beginners

The Phalaenopsis orchid, also known as “moth orchid” is the best choice for beginner gardeners who wish to grow orchids for the first time. These plants are known as “Best Beginner Orchids” and they are ideal to start with.

Phalaenopsis orchids are among the easiest types of orchids to grow. They don’t require so much care and they are the best choice for beginners.

The main reasons why these orchids are a great choice for beginners: availability, affordability, easiness of care and year-round exotic beauty.

Availability

If you want to grow orchids, chances are that you’ll easily find Phalaenopsis orchids in many flower shops. They are no longer “exclusive” to specialty shops or rare growers. These orchids can easily be found in big box chains (such as Home Depot or Wal-Mart), grocery stores or even farmers markets. This is a proof of their popularity.

Therefore, if you wish to grow moth orchids, it will be easy for you to find them. Also, because they are so popular, there are many known growing techniques and they are getting improved every day. It means you will always be able to find products for your orchids or some valuable advice since many people know how to care for these orchids properly.

Affordability

Phalaenopsis orchids are a very affordable choice. Their popularity and the fact they are easy to find have brought prices down. Also, there are more plants produced, which is another reason to make the price go down.

Easy to Grow and Maintain

These orchids are very easy to grow and maintain because they are hardy. Phalaenopsis orchids are probably one of the hardiest species of orchids. They require less effort and care, which makes them excellent houseplants. Moth orchids can thrive on usual room temperatures and they don’t have special light requirements.

To make your moth orchid thrive, keep it in a room temperature with little or no direct sunlight. These orchids are low light orchids so keep them away from bright sunlight. You can keep them on a windowsill provided the window is not exposed to bright light.

Another good thing about Phalaenopsis orchids is that they are relatively pest-free, so you won’t have to worry about that. Also, these orchids can easily be grown with more than one cultivation method, which gives you some flexibility.

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Year-Round Exotic Beauty

Phalaenopsis orchids are very beautiful and you can use them to add some color to your home. They are not large so they won’t take up much space and they are also tidier than most of the other orchids.

Moth orchids bloom sequentially over a few months. Individual flowers can last about 2-4 months, providing year-round color and beauty to your home. If you take a good care of your Phalaenopsis orchids they will continue to bloom for many years.

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