Plant Identification

Flowering Plant


Anonymous added on April 23, 2018 | Answered

Good day... My Neighbour gave me this beautiful plant, but I don't know what it is or how to care for it properly. Looks like some kind of orchid/lily and can I take it outside in the summer, I am in a zone 5 Eatern Ontario are. Thank you


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 28, 2018

It is an orchid, probably a Phalaenopsis species. We have several articles about caring for these plants:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/phalaenopsis-orchids-post-bloom.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-planting-mediums.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

Yes, you can take orchids outside during frost-free times of year, but allow them to adjust to the outdoor conditions gradually (similar to hardening off). It can depend on the species, so try it for a few days and see how they do. Outdoors, they should be kept in the shade, and make sure they have enough humidity.

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