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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Phalaenopsis are perhaps the easiest orchids to grow and they are fortunately also the most common type to grace our decor. This lovely orchid has elegant arching stems of blooms above thick fleshy leaves. Phalaenopsis can stay in flower for many months and this long bloom period makes them even more wonderful. There are about 60 species of phalaenopsis that have been extensively hybridized. There are many hundreds of cultivars that vary in size and bloom count with clear or patterned blooms that range from white, yellow, peach, pink, purple and claret. Phalaenopsis are sometimes known as the moth orchid as their name is derived from Greek for Phalaena, meaning moth, and opsis meaning likeness because the flowers are reminiscent...

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