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Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche

Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche

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The stream of flowers resembles a colony of butterflies!

A lot comes to mind when we think of this Phalenopsis orchid. Its arching stems and large bunny-eared leaves give the plant a strikingly graceful appearance.

The 'Moth' orchid as it is often referred to, are exceptionally easy to care for. And have been long used in interior design applications as well as gift giving.
The large flowers of the Lady Blanche are a pure snow white with the smallest of yellow or pink in the centres. These large blooms can reach up to 12cm across and create a dazzling display!

Key Benefits of Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche

Their popularity isn’t limited to just their appearance. The 'Moth orchid' is particularly easy to care for, especially for beginners. They make excellent gifts!

Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche Plant Care Tips

How to care for information:

  • Do not place your orchid in direct sunlight light. Make sure it is safely tucked out of reach from the sun's harmful rays. Their leaves are susceptible to burning if exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Temperature fluctuating is key to encouraging your orchid to rebloom. Blooms usually last 6 - 8 weeks in the ideal environment. Once they have fallen off, your orchid will need to sense a change in temperature in order to rebloom.
  • These are epiphytic and epilithic plants, Their roots dig into rocks and trees for support and nutrients.

The Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche Plant Story

Where is it from?

Phalenopsis orchids are native to Asia and parts of Australia, since their discovery they have grown in popularity and are a popular plant amongst growers. Most orchids that we see today are cultivars, designed to exhibit bright colours and new patterns.

Who is the Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche?

In their natural environment, these orchids can be found growing in tree canopies and rock faces. They absorb nutrients and water from their surroundings.

They are known for their wild stick like Arial roots, these roots have evolved to develop a natural sun protection and to anchor the plant to trees and rocks. Healthy roots are thick, and have a silvery coating on them, while the tip will remain bright green.

Is the Phalaenopsis Lady Blanche the right plant for me?

Due to their Epiphytic nature, these plants are really easy to maintain. Watering is a cince! Sit your orchid in the sink with water coming half way up the roots for twenty minutes. Once every seven to ten days. Allow the water drain free, Its that easy!
Orchids are suitable for most home environments and can thrive in rooms where there is a lot of light available. This includes offices spaces that use fluorescent or LED lights

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location Suggestions: In the Northern Hemisphere we suggest placing your Orchid near a window that is northwest facing. As the temperatures drop the proximity to the window can induce new blooms.

 

Care Instructions

Light

Place your orchid in a shaded spot where it will receive plenty of bright indirect light or filtered light.

Water

Water sparingly in the winter. Your plant is dormant and will not be actively growing. The soil should be damp to the touch not sopping and should never dry out.

In the spring and Summer or once blooms have appeared, increase the watering. Check every 5 days to make sure the soil is consistently damp.

Temperature

Provide cool temperature in the Autumn and Winter season, 10°C to 15°C. And during the day in Spring and summer keep the temperature warm from 21°C to 24°C.

Feeding

Fertilizer: We highly recommend using a balanced fertilizer formulated for orchids. 0.02-0.02-0.02. Fertilize with every other watering once buds appear into the summer.

Cease feeding your orchid after the blooms have fallen off.

Toxicity

No, the Phalaenopsis orchid in non-toxic. However, we do not recommend ingesting them.

Grooming

Soil: We recommend using a mix of coco coir, sphagnum moss and orchid bark mix. You want to achieve a soil that is well-draining and allows airflow at the root zone. The Cococoir will help to retain water and nutrients.

Propagation: This is difficult and usually consists of separating plantlets from the mother plant.

Repotting: Hydrate the root zone and media for easy removal. And plant into fresh damp soil. This can be done every 12-24 months after the plant has lost its blooms.

Care

Cleaning Tip: Check the axis of the leaves and stem for any mealy bugs. Wipe leaves down gently with a microfibre cloth. After your blooms have fallen off, trim back 3cm from the first flower.
Do not remove the flower spike. New flowers can bloom from old spikes.

General Information About Your Plant

Origin

South-East Asia, the Philippines and Australia.

Blossom

Blooming: Typically blooms in the Winter and the Spring when the temperatures drop.

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If you find the same plant at another online shop for a better price, we will match it.**Exempt are online garden centers and DIY markets and sales offers.

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