A lot comes to mind when we think of this Phalenopsis orchid. Its arching stems and large bunny eared leaves give the plant a strikingly graceful appearance. The stream of flowers resemble a colony of butterflies.
The ‘Moth’ orchid as it is often referred to, are exceptionally easy to care for. And have been long used in interior design applications as well as gift giving.
White flowers are thought to symbolize innocence, peace, and purity. This particular cultivar is named ‘Popcorn’. Each stem is densely packed with bright white flowers that are adorned with a buttery yellow centre.
Grow pot size: 12cm
Overall height including grow pot: 40-45cm
Plant Care Level: Easy
Key Benefits of Phalaenopsis 'Popcorn'
Their popularity isn’t limited to just their appearance. The ‘Moth orchid’ is particularly easy to care for, especially for beginners. They make excellent gifts!
Phalaenopsis 'Popcorn' Plant Care Tips
Do not place your orchid in direct sunlight light. Make sure it is safely tucked out of reach from the sun's harmful rays. Their leaves are susceptible to burning if exposed to direct sunlight.
Temperature fluctuating is key to encouraging your orchid to rebloom. Blooms usually last 6 - 8 weeks in the ideal environment. Once they have fallen off, your orchid will need to sense a change in temperature in order to rebloom.
These are epiphytic and epilithic plants, Their roots dig into rocks and trees for support and nutrients.
The Phalaenopsis 'Popcorn' Plant Story
Where is it from?
Phalenopsis orchids are native to Asia and parts of Australia, since their discovery they have grown in popularity and are a popular plant amongst growers. Most orchids that we see today are cultivars, designed to exhibit bright colours and new patterns.
In their natural environment, these orchids can be found growing in tree canopies and rock faces. They absorb nutrients and water from their surroundings.
They are known for their wild stick like aerial roots, these roots have evolved to develop a natural sun protection and to anchor the plant to trees and rocks. Healthy roots are thick, and have a silvery coating on them, while the tip will remain bright green.
Is the Phalaenopsis 'Popcorn' the right plant for me?
Due to their Epiphytic nature, these plants are really easy to maintain. Watering is a cinch! Sit your orchid in the sink with water coming half way up the roots for twenty minutes. Once every seven to ten days. Allow the water drain free, Its that easy!
Orchids are suitable for most home environments and can thrive in rooms where there is a lot of light available. This includes offices spaces that use fluorescent or LED lights
Pet Friendly: Yes
Location Suggestions: In the Northern Hemisphere we suggest placing your Orchid near a window that is northwest facing. As the temperatures drop the proximity to the window can induce new blooms.