The Phalaenopsis grows best at a minimum night temperature of 16 ° C and a maximum daytime temperature of 32 ° C. An ideal daytime temperature is between 20 to 22 ° C. This orchid requires a lot of light but can not tolerate direct sunlight, especially in the summer months. A place on the windowsill focused on the (north) east or (south-) west is ideal. When leaves turn yellow, this can be a sign of too much direct sunlight. The failure of flower buds or dark green leaves indicate a possible lack of light.
Water and moisture
Pour the water for the orchid is not at the heart of the plant, but rather on the earth in the pot. The ideal irrigation water is lukewarm with an acidity (pH) of 6-7. Rain water is better than tap water where (too) much lime in it. Give much water early in the day. Better yet is to immerse the jar for one minute in a bucket. Then the orchid can safely seven days without water.
In its natural setting the Phalaenopsis has high humidity. Would you therefore the plant rear or increase that succeeds the best in damp places, such as a kitchen, bathroom or conservatory.
Soil and Fertilization
It is important that the Phalaenopsis in an airy ground which provides a moisture-containing drainage. Special orchid soil, which can be purchased at most garden centers, is ideal. Avoid using ordinary potting soil. Because in the light orchid soil is often little food, you can Phaelenopsis best fertilizing through the irrigation water. For this special orchid fertilizer for sale. Fertilizing is needed in the months of March to October, about twice a month.
If a Phalaenopsis has finished, you can try to get him back in bloom. Therefore it is necessary to prune the branch above the second 'eye'. These are bulges on the branch. You must start from the bottom up counting.
If the Phalaenopsis develops aerial roots which grow out of the pot, this is a sign that the orchid is to his liking. Let the roots sit. You do not have to put it back in the pot with the risk that you damage the roots.