How To Grow Moth Orchids

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Ah, the humble moth orchid (Phalaenopsis sp.). Its beautifully delicate flowers means it’s traditionally gifted on special occasions, so it’s likely you’ve received one but if not, what are you waiting for – go buy one!

They’re much easier to look after than you’d think. Look out for yellow, white and pink flowering varieties – with the right care, they’ll bloom for months.

Position: Indoors in a well lit area, away from direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the potting mix is dry. Hold the pot over the sink and allow water to run completely through the drainage holes before returning back to its saucer.
Soil: Free-draining bark-based mix
When To Grow: All year round

How To Grow:

Step 1: Choose a pot 100 – 200mm wide (or larger if you’re planting multiple plants in the same large pot)
Step 2: Partially fit pot with Yates Thrive Orchid Potting Mix – a specially formulated super free-draining bark-based mix.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, cut away any dead roots (healthy orchid roots are white often with green tips).
Step 4: Position in pot, backfill with potting mix and water in well.
Step 5: Water when the potting mix is dry. Hold the pot over the sink and allow water to run completely through the drainage holes before returning back to its saucer.
Step 6: Feed regularly throughout the year with Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food, increasing the dosage and frequency (as per label recommendations) when flowering. This will help encourage bigger, beautiful and more prolific blooms!

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