Phalaenopsis Care through the Seasons
orchids tend to grow year 'round in their native habitats, though there are a few species that are
deciduous and will lose their leaves over 'winter'.
Phalaenopsis generally enjoy less variable conditions in their
native habitats. In northern climates, however, we have four distinct seasons that will
dictate how we treat our phalaenopsis orchid plants in order for them to thrive with the least
amount of seasonal disturbance. As you'll see, we can take advantage of these seasonal
condition to the benefit of our plants.
This information here does not replace the basic growing care described in
detail on this website, it just provides additional seasonal care information so you can
adjust your cultural practices accordingly.
Remeber that today's hybrid phalenopsis orchids are vigorous and bred to
grow and bloom at different times throughout the year. Individual plants may be exceptions to
the general seasonal care described here.