Phalaenopsis amboinensis x sib 3in
A gorgeous species native to Indonesia. Sequential bloomer - flowers will bloom in succession for a very long time off the same spike. Care is similar to most Phals and this species prefers soft morning light. Will not arrive in spike or bloom.
Potting mix: Coarse/fine bark with some sphagnum moss added to slow drying or mounted with moss. Repot in Spring once every other year as the bark begins to break down. Don't move up in pot size until fully root bound.
Light: Medium-low light. Bright North/East facing. This is a shade happy species that enjoys gentle morning light as opposed to harsh afternoon and evening light.
Water: Water when media is dry. Prefers wet/dry cycle similar to most Phals. Decrease in winter, this variety likes to have a slightly drier rest period.
Temp: Warm/hot (60F min night, 90F max day). They often spike in fall or winter with a drier, cooler rest period.
Humidity: 60-80%, not picky with adequate watering. Top dress with moss to help maintain humidity near the base of the plant.
Fertilizing: 1/4-1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease or stop in Winter.