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Butterfly orchids are known as beautiful houseplants and decorate any room. These orchids are also called Phalaenopsis, this is the family name of the species. Thanks to colorful and beautiful flowers, which float at the tops, the flowers resemble butterflies and the name butterfly orchids came about.

Butterfly orchids are a unique and beautiful species of orchid known for their shape and color. These flowers have large, showy petals that are often shaped like a butterfly, which is how they got their name. Butterfly orchids are available in a wide range of colors from white to pink, yellow to purple and everything in between.

One of the unique features of butterfly orchids is their natural appearance. The petals often have the shape of a butterfly or a moth, which gives the flower a special appearance. These flowers are a great addition to any garden or home, and also make a great gift for almost any occasion.

About butterfly orchids

Butterfly orchids are epiphytes and originally grow in tropical rainforests on trees and living plants. They do not root in the ground, but attach their roots to other living greenery. Of course they also need food and they get this from light, air and water. There are now several orchid nurseries in the Netherlands that grow these beautiful, exotic flowers. You will find them in various uniform colours, such as pink, purple, orange and white, but there are also orchids with spectacular patterns on their flowers. This way you can eventually buy your favorite butterfly orchids.

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Caring for butterfly orchids | 4 tips

Butterfly orchid care is easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind. They need a lot of light, so place them in a bright window or under an artificial light. Also keep them moist, but not too wet. If the leaves of the orchid begin to discolour, this is a sign that they are too dry. Another important aspect of butterfly orchid care is trimming the flowers. When the flowers begin to wilt, it's time to cut them off. This ensures that the plant can continue to develop and produce new flowers. Read all about orchid care here.

After the orchids come out of the greenhouse, you naturally want to enjoy them as long as possible. We give you a number of tips to ensure that your butterfly orchids bloom beautifully and for a long time. Did you know they can bloom again? We will explain this to you later in the text.

Butterfly orchid care tips:

  • Be careful when watering, because too much water causes roots to rot, flowers to wilt and buds to turn yellow. Before you water, check whether the roots are light gray, now is the time to water your butterfly orchids. When the roots are green, you can wait a little longer before watering.
  • You also care for and maintain Phalaenopsis orchids by giving them the right place. Place them in a light spot, but not in full sun to avoid burning the flowers.
  • Butterfly orchids like warm temperatures, so place them in a room with a temperature of at least 15 degrees. When an orchid gets too cold, the buds can fall out.
  • Butterfly orchids bloom for about 8 weeks and with the help of orchid food your orchid will stay beautiful even longer! You dilute this special food in water and it is then absorbed by the orchid.

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What to do with spent orchids?

Did you know that butterfly orchids bloom again? When these have finished flowering, you can snap the flower stem just above the second eye, then place your orchid in a place with a temperature around 18 degrees. It takes some time and patience, but after four to six months beautiful flowers will bloom on the branches again and you can enjoy blooming butterfly orchids again.

In addition to blooming orchids, we have orchids in our range that stimulate a different sense than just our eyes, namely our nose. These are fragrant orchids, which give off a wonderful fresh and sweet scent.

Buy butterfly orchids

As an orchid specialist, we offer a large selection of butterfly orchids in different shapes and sizes. Whether you're looking for a single flower or a large bunch, we have something for everyone. So if you are looking for the most beautiful butterfly orchids of the very best quality, then you have come to the right place Kolibri Company to the right place to buy or order.

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