With their exotic flowers it would be easy to assume that phalaenopsis are difficult to grow yet nothing could be further from the truth. Putting them in a light room in the house and watering once a week is almost all you need to do and they can flower for months.
New and better varieties are being bred which produce more flowers in a massive range of colours to suit any colour scheme.
Phalaenopsis are generally trouble-free, the main problem being killing through kindness by overwatering so ensure that if you do use a pot cover, you drain it out after watering. The occasional pest of woolly aphid can easily be treated by with an insecticide such as ‘Provado’.
Being slow to grow, you do not have to worry about repotting (which is only required every few years) and no pruning is required, although they benefit from an orchid feed every couple of weeks.
Phalaenopsis are usually grown in a clear pot but this often does not look good on a table so use a pot cover to match your décor and move it into a back room when it has finished flowering to build up for its next set of flowers.