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It’s no secret that Phalaenopsis orchids are popular. The only secret is how to care for them.

Here’s how to play by their rules, and win every time. Prize: gorgeous flowering orchids.

This post is loaded with my most relevant posts on providing top-quality care for the most popular orchid – the phalaenopsis.

Here you’ll find helpful information on everything from learning where to cut the flower spike after the flowers have faded, to preventing crown rot, to overall care. Plus learn more about mini phals, potting an orchid kokedama style and how to mount an orchid. Learn how to create a florist-looking orchid display. Scroll down for a phalaenopsis culture card and to get my ebook and information on where to buy orchids online.

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Moth Orchid Care Tips

First off, if you’ve tried unsuccessfully to grow moth orchids in the past, these tips will help you to successfully care for these orchids. Here, I outline the roadblocks that kept me from properly caring for my phals, so that you won’t make the same mistakes I did.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care for Beginners

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care for Beginners

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Next, after the flowers have faded the first question people have is where to cut the flower spike. Watch the video and learn where to cut a spent flower spike.

Orchids: Cutting the Spike for More Flowers

A Step-By-Step Guide

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I hate to be a kill-joy, but an orchid with crown rot likely won’t survive. Find out how to avoid this common – yet preventable demise.

Orchid Crown Rot

Tips for Treatment and Prevention

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Lastly, the next post covers general orchid care hints and tips to help you properly care for your phal.

How to Care for Orchids

Keep reading to learn all the essentials of orchid care

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Display

To enjoy your moth orchid to its fullest, learn how to display your orchid to its best advantage.

Let’s begin with mini phals. Their compact size makes them an ideal choice. Packed with blooms on shorter flower spikes, they’re less gangly than their full-size counterparts – and just as lovely.

Mini Orchids: Though She Be But Little…

Mini orchids deliver a mighty punch both in flowers and vitality

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If you like to try new things – consider potting your orchid kokedama style. In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process.

Learn the Japanese Art of Kokedama

Ready to Go Potless?

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Similar to kokedama is mounting an orchid on a piece of wood. This is the most natural way of “potting” an orchid.

Mounted Orchids

The Most Natural-Looking Way to "Pot" Your Orchids

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Finally, here’s how to style several orchids in a single container. Putting this centerpiece together is as simple as it is beautiful.

DIY: How to Pot Multiple Orchids in a Single Container

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Downloads

This section is where you’ll find instant downloads to help you in caring for your phalaenopsis.

The first is a go-to reference to answer quick questions about phalaenopsis orchid care.

PHALAENOPSIS CARE CARE

The second download is an ebook that details phalaenopsis orchid care. This ebook will hold your hand through the entire process.

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Where to Buy Orchids Online

My favorite place to buy phalaenopsis orchids online is through a shop called Floralistic. They offer phalaenopsis mini orchids in a variety of colors. Their orchids are available in both 2-inch and 3-inch pots sizes – or you can buy an orchid terrarium.

MOTH ORCHID 3 INCH POT

 

MOTH ORCHID 2 INCH POT

 

MOTH ORCHID TERRARIUM

 

Your Turn

On your mark, get set, go!

When it comes to proper care for your phalaenopsis orchid, you are off to a running start. Follow these moth orchid care tips and your Phalaenopsis orchids will bloom for you year after year.

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