Phalaenopsis Orchid - Marina
Located just outside of Montreal, PARADIS DES ORCHIDÉES is the largest producer of orchids in Eastern Canada. PARADIS is a small, family-run gig (like us!), and we love supporting our community of small businesses. Not only does this uplift other entrepreneurs, but it boosts local/Canadian economy, and saves on C02 emissions from shipping. We like to call that a win-win-win.
What you get
1 x Phalaenopsis orchid (of your size of choice)
1 x Cache-pot (may differ from photo)
Mini - comes in a 2.5" cache-pot
Dainty - comes in a 3.5" cache-pot
Classic - comes in a 5.5" cache-pot
Light conditions: This plant prefers bright direct and indirect light. If you notice leaf burning move the plant away from direct sunlight. This plant can tolerate medium light but will not flower without sufficient lighting.
Watering: Orchids are slightly drought-tolerant, so it is most important to water more frequently while the plant is blooming.
When flowering: allow the top two-three inches of the moss to dry out between waterings. Be careful not to overwater.
When not flowering: allow moss to dry out completely (the moss should feel hard and stiff) to know when to water it again. When in doubt, it's better to keep it dry for too long than to over-water your orchid!
Humidity: Medium to high humidity levels is ideal.
Good to know: Plants that have just been shipped will be stressed, they may not look as beautiful as the picture and will need time to bounce back. How would you look after being in a dark box for a few days? Most plants will need a good drink, place in medium light and increase after a few days if needed. Do not repot for at least two weeks to avoid stressing plants out further.
What’s pictured here gives you a glimpse of what you can generally expect from the orchid colour, but not a carbon copy! All plants are different, there can be variations in colour, variegation, growth, and maturity.
We recommend keeping the orchid in the plastic growers pot to provide adequate drainage.
For more information, check out our blog: Ooh La La Orchids