moth orchid


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moth orchid

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Noun1.moth orchid - any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silvermoth orchid - any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis - genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia
butterfly plant, Phalaenopsis amabilis - orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red
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The temperature they like will vary by type - the most popular type, Phalaenopsis or moth orchid, like it warm, about 18degC.
So get fresh orchid compost and repot - the samesize pot is fine for a moth orchid - and let the aerial roots stick out.
Create the ideal conditions for keeping your moth orchid blooming and in tip-top condition.
If your phaleonopsis or 'moth orchid' is about to wither, pick out the healthy-looking flowers and make a pretty table arrangement.
The moth orchid is always a popular choice and comes in a huge range of colours - so you can match the flower to your friend's home decor for an extra personal touch.
Rather than buying cut flowers, try giving a potted moth orchid. Widely available, potted orchids are often more affordable than large bouquets and their flowers will last several months.
The white moth orchid or phalaenopsis is exceptionally vigorous.
Some agricultural products not on the early-harvest list also enjoyed increased exports to China in the first five months; and among those with sharp annual export rise were custard apple or sugar apple (287%), pineapple (75%), phalaenopsis or moth orchid (98%), and fish for ornament or watch (90%).
The moth orchid is most popularly sold because it is easiest to look after and long flowering.
Some orchids, such as phalaenopsis, also known as the moth orchid, are fairly easy to grow, he said.
The best orchid for a novice grower to try is the Phalaenopsis, otherwise known as a "phal" or moth orchid. The flower colours vary from pure white to almost black.