Spotlight: Phalaenopsis Amboinensis

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About: Endemic to south east asia in low, shady, humid forests

Light: Low like most Phalaenopsis.  Shady.

If her leaves lighten she may be getting too much light.

Temperature

Warm 23 to 33C,

Humidity  

50% or higher. Native area is 70 – 85%

Watering:

Water as it approaches dryness but don’t let it become completely dry.

Water with room temperature water, if water is too cold she may lose leaves.

Media

She likes sphag moss and clay or plastic pots. Plant her on a slight angle so that water can roll off her leaves as in nature. Tends to do well in cork slabs or in baskets, can be grown in pots but she will be harder to show.

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Jessica Champagne