• Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Phalaenopsis 'El Paso'

moth orchid

UK grown New
9cm pot | 30cm tall £16.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil: Specialist orchid compost
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: Off and on throughout the year
  • Hardiness: Tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 30cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Number of stems: 2 flower stems
  • Pot cover: Choose a 12.5cm orchid pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

The flowers of this orchid are a subtle blend of pale amber over which are laid delicate stripes of apricot-orange. Vivid magenta-pink lips draw attention to the intricate centre which makes this moth orchid quite unique. Offering several months of colour, ‘El Paso’ is one of the easier orchids to grow, so it's perfect for the novice, and will also make a wonderful gift.

This moth orchid flowers periodically throughout the year with the right conditions and care. We recommend a specialist orchid compost when repotting.

We’re proud to support our British growers, and having been raised by one of our trusted UK nurseries, this indoor plant has a low carbon footprint, which makes it perfect for an eco-friendly collection or gift.

Please note that the pots in the photographs are not supplied with the plant (unless selected), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care:
    Keep the compost moist during the warmer months, but in winter you should reduce the amount it gets, and only water them occasionally. Ideally when watering, you should let them stand in a tray of water (or kitchen sink) so they can soak up as much as they like for an hour or two. Afterwards, let the excess water drain away completely. It is always best to give them a good soak when they get quite dry, rather than watering little and often. Their preference is for soft, tepid water.

    They love humidity, so a bright kitchen or bathroom would be ideal, and mist the leaves with water occasionally, especially if they are in a heated room.

    Don't worry if the roots grow outside the pot. In their native environment, they grow in the crooks of branches, and use these aerial roots to absorb water from the air. They do not mind being overcrowded in their pots, so you only need to repot them when the growth starts to suffer. They usually only send up flower spikes once a year, however you may encourage a second flush of flowers to form more quickly if you trim back the stem to just above the first node immediately after they have finished flowering. They prefer even temperatures, so try not to have big drops at night time.
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