Phalaenopsis amabilis (variegated) 3in
Variegated P. amabilis. Requires higher light than the normal form to encourage and maintain color variance in leaves. Stable variegation. Normal Phal care other than slightly higher light.
Blooming size plant. Plant is the same as pictured. 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-high light. Bright North facing or shielded South/West facing.
Water: Water when media is dry. Prefers wet/dry cycle similar to most Phals. Decrease in winter, this variety likes to have a rest period.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (50F min night, 85F max day). A sustained cool period of 10-15 degrees lower for 1-2 weeks is necessary for re-blooming like many hybrid "grocery store" Phals. They often spike in fall or winter.
Humidity: 50-60%, not picky with adequate watering.
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.