Intro:Phalaenopsis Mini Mark is a hybrid between Micro Nova (maculata x parishii) and philippinense. This is a great miniature phalaenopsis with very compact gray-green foliage. The inch-and-a-half flowers emerge twice per year on compact spikes and are very long-lasting. This is an easy plant to grow on the windowsill or under lights.
**Click on the highlighted text for direct links to product pages**Light:Low to medium from 700 to 1500 foot candles. East windows are ideal.
P.L. Lights systems are a great way to provide artificial light to your orchids. See our P.L. Lights page for more information on this great product we offer.Humidity:50 percent is ideal but lower humidity can be tolerated if one is careful to water as the mix approaches dryness.
The use of humidity trays or room humidifiers is beneficial.
We offer two products that can help increase humidity levels. The humidity tray offered in black or white, and the Mist Maker. Please click on the underlined text for more information on these products.Water:It is best to use rainwater, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with a pH of 7.5 or lower can also be used. Water when the mix approaches dryness.
Overwatering can cause several problems such as root rot and infectious bacteria/fungus in the potting medium. One product we offer that can help these problems if caught at an early stage is Phyton 27 bactericide and fungicide.Fertilizer:Use
GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using GrowMore with rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, add back in 5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium. Fertilize every other watering in the summer and every third watering in the winter.
We highly recommend
Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water.
Other fertilizers offered are as follows: GrowMore 6-30-30 (Cymbidium and bloom boosting formula) and GrowMore 20-6-16 (Tropical plant food with calcium and magnesiumFlowering:This plant blooms in the fall and spring with spikes that are 6 to 10 inches in length. As the plant becomes larger and has more energy branching spikes can develop producing many flowers. The flowers last for at least a couple of months and often much longer. The color is white with small orange spots on the petals and sepals. The lip is a brighter red-orange.Repotting:Repot in the spring months using either a bark mix or New Zealand sphagnum moss.
We offer several different types of potting medium. Here are direct links to what we believe to be some of the best potting mediums available for orchids: Orchids Limited bark mix, New Zealand sphagnum moss, coco husk, coco peat, sponge rock,charcoal, tree fern fiber, osmunda fiber and cork slabs for epiphytic plants.