Retail and Consumer

Remove the bottle, cut about 3 cm stalk diagonally and place the flowers in a clean vase (not metal). Allow hot water to cool to lukewarm and use this for the phalaenopsis.

  

When using oasis, the best option is to use tubes.

  

Avoid placement near a heater, in direct sunlight, and away from the fruit bowl.


Ethylene

Keep phalaenopsis away from fruit (especially apples and pears!) The shelf life will be decreased guaranteed!

  



Examples of Ethylene damage. (Click on the picture to enlarge)


Phalaenopsis


It was in the early 18th century when the Dutch botanist Karl Ludwig Blume, during one of his trips through Java thinks he sees a group of butterflies hanging from a tree. Once he arrived at the "butterflies" he had realized he found orchids. Later, Blume called these orchids: Phalaenopsis.

  

The name Phalaenopsis comes from the Greek "phalaina" meaning "butterfly",  and "opsis" meaning  "similar". The name describes the inflorescence of some species, which looks like a flying butterfly. They are native to Southeast Asia, from the Himalayas to the islands Polillo and Palawan in the Philippines and northern Australia.


Taking Care


Trade

The Phalaenopsis must be kept refrigerated, at a temperature of 6 to 15 ° C (42 to 60 °F). When Phalaenopsis are stored/ transported too warm, then the probability of ethylene damage increases significantly.

We advise you not to store/ transport the phalaenopsis with fruit. This is due to the action of ethylene damage.