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.

The Phalaenopsis must be transported and kept refrigerated, at a temperature of 6 to 12 ° C (41 to 53 °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.

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. Always use clean knives and scissors. When using oasis, the best option is to use tubes. Avoid placement near a heater, in direct sunlight, and away from the fruit bowl.

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