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Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai' (Moth orchid 'Yukimai')

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skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai'

Other names

Moth orchid 'Yukimai'

Genus

Phalaenopsis Phalaenopsis

Variety or Cultivar

'Yukimai' _ 'Yukimai' are free-flowering orchids, with large white blooms, flushed yellow and sometimes purple-red lips. These popular orchids like ventilation, and shelter from strong sunlight.


Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Flushed purple, White, Flushed yellow in All seasons

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

After flowering the spike can be cut down, if it is healthy, by two nodes (below the top two spent blooms) to produce further flowers. Do not allow these plants to dry out for long. Allow excess water to drain away.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai' (Moth orchid 'Yukimai') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant in a shallow container filled with specialist orchid, bark-based compost. Keep a minimum night temperature of 16-19°C (61-66ºF). If the plant doesn't produce flower spikes, reduce the temperature by 5°C for four weeks to encourage blooms.

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai'

Other names

Moth orchid 'Yukimai'

Genus

Phalaenopsis Phalaenopsis

Variety or Cultivar

'Yukimai' _ 'Yukimai' are free-flowering orchids, with large white blooms, flushed yellow and sometimes purple-red lips. These popular orchids like ventilation, and shelter from strong sunlight.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Flushed purple, White, Flushed yellow in All seasons

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

After flowering the spike can be cut down, if it is healthy, by two nodes (below the top two spent blooms) to produce further flowers. Do not allow these plants to dry out for long. Allow excess water to drain away.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phalaenopsis 'Yukimai' (Moth orchid 'Yukimai') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant in a shallow container filled with specialist orchid, bark-based compost. Keep a minimum night temperature of 16-19°C (61-66ºF). If the plant doesn't produce flower spikes, reduce the temperature by 5°C for four weeks to encourage blooms.

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

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My Moth Orchid flowers well each summer through to october, healthy green leaves never last long nd seem to dry up and fall out. Is this the norm? read more

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