The Phalaenopsis (White Orchid) Story - The orchid group includes several hundred different genera and thousands of species, but most people are introduced to orchids through the Phalaenopsis genus, which are particularly good orchids for beginners. Phalaenopsis is a monopodial orchid, which means that it grows from a single stem. They are thick-leaved plants with elegant, arching sprays of bloom.
Phalaenopsis orchids are rewarding plants and in the right conditions, they will display showy blooms for months.
Size - Medium-size. 12-24" tall (including pot).
Light - Good indirect light is required for phalaenopsis and if they experience direct sunlight, their leaves will scorch. Rotate the plant from time to time to keep growth equal.
Water - Water them weekly and in the morning. Always try to keep the potting slightly damp. During the flowering season, you can cut the water back to every other week. Water should never be allowed to rest around the stem of the plant. This will cause the plant to die.
Preferred Rooms - Just about any room with a table or desk.