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Mottled Plum Phalaenopsis Orchid Houseplant

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

The Mottled Plum Phalaenopsis Orchid, with its stunning mottled plum-colored flowers, is a breathtaking addition to any indoor garden. This orchid variety is known for its long-lasting blooms and a graceful arch of its flowering stem. When caring for this plant, it’s crucial to mimic its natural tropical environment as closely as possible.

The orchid prefers a well-draining orchid-specific medium, such as bark or moss, which allows air to circulate around the roots. Over-watering is a common issue; it’s better to let the medium dry out slightly between waterings. Phalaenopsis Orchids thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, while too little light can prevent flowering. An east-facing window is ideal, providing gentle morning light. The plant prefers a warm, humid environment, avoiding temperature extremes and drafts. If the air is too dry, the orchid may benefit from increased humidity, which can be provided through regular misting or a humidifier. Fertilize with a balanced, orchid-specific fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Orchids often suffer from root rot if left in standing water, so proper drainage is vital.

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 Once per month when actively growing
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Expert (plants need experienced parents)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 12-24 inches
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Magenta, White
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes