The Phalaenopsis works best at a minimum night temperature of 16 ° C and a maximum daytime temperature of 32 ° C. An ideal daytime temperature is between 20 and 22 ° C. This orchid asks for a lot of light but does not tolerate direct sunlight, certainly not in the summer months. A place on the windowsill facing the (north) east or (south) west is ideal. When leaves turn yellow, this can be a sign of too much direct sunlight. The fall of flower buds or dark green leaves indicate a possible lack of light.
Water and humidity
Do not pour the water for the orchid into the heart of the plant but just on the ground in the pot. The ideal pouring water is lukewarm with an acidity (pH) of 6-7. Rainwater is better than tap water where (too) a lot of lime is in it. Feel free to give you water early in the day. It is better to immerse the jar in a bucket for one minute. Then the orchid can rest for seven days without water.
In its natural environment, the Phalaenopsis has a high humidity. Therefore, if you want to grow or grow the plant, it is best for humid places, such as a kitchen, bathroom or a conservatory.
Soil and Fertilization
It is important that the Phalaenopsis is in an airy soil that provides moisture drainage. Special orchid soils available at most garden centers are ideal for this. Do not use ordinary potting soil. Because there is often little food in the airy orchid soil, you can best fertilize Phaelenopsis through the water. For this, special orchid fertilizer is available for sale. Fertilization is needed in the months of March to October, about twice a month.
After the bloom
If a Phalaenopsis has flowed out, try to blossom again. To do this, it is necessary to cut the branch above the second 'eye'. This is about thickening on the branch. You must start counting from the bottom.
If the Phalaenopsis develops air roots that grow out of the pot, then this is a sign that the orchid feels like it. Just sit the roots. You do not have to stop them in the jar with the risk of damage to the roots.