Phalaenopsis schilleriana x sib 4in (SALE PENDING)
Potting mix: Coarse/fine bark with some sphagnum moss added to slow drying, 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 light. Bright North or East facing is preferred. Shield from direct light to protect the leaves from burning.
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 winter and bloom in Spring.
Humidity: 50-80%, 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 to 1/4 or 1/8 strength once monthly in Winter. Light feeders, less is more.