La Dolce Vita - Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid
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 emmissions from shipping. We like to call that a win-win-win.
What you get: 1 x mini Phalaenopsis orchid, and 1 x 2.5" brass or ceramic cachepot.
We recommend keeping the orchid in the plastic growers pot to provide adequate drainage.
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: Allow the top two-three inches of the moss to dry out between waterings. Be careful not to overwater. Orchids are slightly drought-tolerant, and it is most important to water more frequently while the plant is blooming.
During the winter months, the soil can be allowed to almost completely dry out.
Humidity: Medium to high humidity levels is ideal.
Ideal Temperature: Prefers warmer conditions. Keep away from drafty windows, heat vents or air conditioners and maintain a room temperature of 16C+.
Soil/Nutrients: Sphagnum moss, bark or mix of both. Although fertilizer is not necessary for plants with sufficient minerals. You can help enhance growth and overall plant health by using fertilizer during active growing times. Use a fertilizer recommended for flowering plants. Aim to repot during active growing times.
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.
Shipping & Delivery info
Ships in a plastic nursery pot. All plants are different! There can be variations in colour, variegation, growth, and maturity. Plants ship out Mondays only. The deadline for orders is Saturday Midnight. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships. International shipping unavailable due to customs restrictions.