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Phalaenopsis Culture

Phalaenopsis, the moth orchid

Phalaenopsis are epiphytic and monopodial orchid plants that grow in nature hanging from trees in tropical forests. The leaves of the trees protect them from direct sunlight. These orchids have no pseudobulbs, so they store nutrients and water in their leaves and roots. The ideal climate for Phalaenopsis orchids is very warm and very humid. Phalaenopsis is one of the most adapted orchids to live at home, one of the easiest to care for and one of the most popular in the world. Well-kept plants will bloom year after year, although the main season is from late winter to spring.