Phalaenopsis - butterflies in your home ....
It seemed to the Dutch botanist who first saw this plant that exotic butterflies were sitting on thin branches. The name "phalaenopsis" from the Greek language means "similar to a night moth." The exquisite flowers of the flowerpot come in different colors: white, pale pink, purple, light green and red, thereby resembling tropical butterflies.
This plant is common in the rainforests of Australia and Southeast Asia. It is also called orchid, which grows on trees. The aerial roots of phalaenopsis, which contain chlorophyll, absorb light energy. Therefore, the plant is useful to grow in transparent or wicker pots filled with bark. Under no circumstances should Phalaenopsis be planted. The plant is well adapted to indoor conditions. With proper care, it can bloom three times a year and live up to seven years.
The flowerpot is not very whimsical. Throughout the year, he needs about the same conditions. The air temperature in the room should be at least 18 degrees, although sometimes it can be reduced by another 2 degrees to stimulate flowering. It is necessary to water phalaenopsis in moderation, especially in winter. The air near the plant can be sprayed with warm water, but you must be careful not to get it on the petals: this can lead to illness. Phalaenopsis loves a warm place, but without direct sunlight. In winter, you can use artificial lighting. Improper care can result in various fungal infections. Transplant this orchid once every two years into a larger pot. In the summer, two times a month, you need to fertilize the substrate. The plant multiplies by the so-called "children" that appear on the stem. They are transplanted into separate pots when the roots reach five centimeters.
If you want to see beautiful butterflies at home that will give you the feeling of a fairy tale, get yourself a phalaenopsis.