The Polly Orchid is a member of the Orchid family. The Orchid is perhaps one of the best known ornamental flowers in the Netherlands. Originally, this houseplant comes from Southeast Asia and Australia. Nowadays there are between 25,000 and 30,000 different species and they are also called Phalaenopsis. These species differ from each other in colour, size, frequency of flowering and the manner of growth. In nature, this easy houseplant grows mainly in trees, crevices and rocks. These species are called air plants or, epiphytes, they get all their nutrition from the environment by their air roots. People think that the Orchid is a difficult plant to take care of, but this is not true! When the orchid is placed in the right spot, this houseplant can last for years.
Care & tips Polly Orchid (Phalaenopsis) - 70cm
People often think that this flowering houseplant is difficult to take care of, but nothing could be further from the truth! With the right care, you can enjoy this well-known houseplant for years to come. When you have found the right place and the water requirements for this houseplant, you will hardly have to worry about it anymore.
Water requirements Polly Orchid (Phalaenopsis) - 70cm
You might think that the Polly Orchid needs a lot of water because of its flowers, but this is not true. However, the potting soil of the Orchid should always be slightly moist. However, avoid leaving a layer of water in the pot. This is not good for the health of the Polly Orchid. We advise you to always pour the water on the substrate and not on the plant itself. The best way to water is to take the plant out of its pot (if possible) and place the entire root ball in the water for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the roots to absorb the water well and also prevents the plant from standing in a layer of water. Be sure to drain the plant well afterwards, otherwise you will end up with a layer of water at the bottom of the pot.
Light requirements Polly orchid (Phalaenopsis) - 70cm
The right location is important for the Polly Orchid. It prefers a place with a lot of light but no direct sunlight. When this houseplant gets too much sunlight, its colour will be duller and its leaves will be damaged. This tropical appearance does not like a place in a draught or close to a heater. These two factors can damage the plant and increase the risk of pests.
Is the Polly Orchid (Phalaenopsis) - 70cm a poisonous houseplant?
The Polly Orchid is absolutely not poisonous, so it really is an animal-friendly houseplant!
How is the Polly Orchid (Phalaenopsis) - 70cm shipped?
This trendy houseplant is shipped in a growing pot. All our houseplants are sent in specially designed boxes. Because of the unique interior of the boxes, the houseplants stand firm in the box and cannot move. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.