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Apricot Phalaenopsis Orchid Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 16 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: East or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Apricot Phalaenopsis Orchid Houseplant
Plant Features

The Apricot Phalaenopsis Orchid is a captivating and elegant variety of orchid, cherished for its stunning, apricot-colored blooms. Phalaenopsis, also known as "Moth Orchids," are among the most popular orchids due to their long-lasting flowers and relative ease of care. The Apricot Phalaenopsis typically features large, butterfly-shaped flowers with a gradient of warm tones ranging from pale yellow to deep apricot, often with delicate veining or speckling. The flowers grow on arching stems above a base of broad, green leaves.

Caring for an Apricot Phalaenopsis Orchid requires attention to several factors. Yellowing leaves or a lack of blooms can indicate insufficient light. Orchids prefer bright, indirect light; direct sunlight can burn the leaves. Overwatering is a common issue, leading to root rot – the roots should be allowed to dry out somewhat between waterings. Drooping leaves can be a sign of either overwatering or underwatering. Phalaenopsis Orchids thrive in high humidity and benefit from regular misting or placement on a pebble tray. They require less frequent fertilization than many other houseplants, with a balanced orchid fertilizer applied every few weeks during active growth.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 12-24 inches
Mature Spread 12-24 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes