Phalaenopsis or moth orchids are long-lived flowering pot plants that add style and grace to any indoor setting. They are available year round with flowers that last for months. The graceful arching flower stems grow from a small clump of wide strappy leaves.
These potted flowers are excellent gifts (if you can bear to part with them). Maybe buy two so you have one to keep! This is a gift that keeps giving. Not only do the plants flower for a long period, they keep on growing and flowering.
Don’t throw this plant away when its flowers fade. With a bit of care and luck, it can be brought back into bloom. The trick is to cut the flowered stem just below where the last flower has been. Nodes further down the spike can produce more flowers in the months ahead. If the stem doesn’t rebloom but begins to dry out, cut it off at the base. Watch for a new stem in nine to 12 months.