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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Grow Phalaenopsis

  • Light 80% shade in a greenhouse or an unobstructed east windowsill at home.
  • Temperature Warm. 64º night minimum. 85º daytime maximum.
  • Humidity 80%
  • Water Water thoroughly when the top 1" of medium is lighter in color
  • Fertilizer 1/4 to 1/2 strength balanced fertilizer applied every 2 weeks.
  • Rest Period None.
  • Growing Medium Premium sphagnum or Fir bark+ charcoal+ perlite+peatmoss mix.
  • When to Repot After flowering.
  • How Often to Repot When the plant has outgrown its pot OR when the medium has broken down. A good quality medium will last about two years.
  • How to Re-bloom Phal hybrids need a strong root system, sufficient light intensity and daytime temperatures below 78º in order to re-bloom.


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