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Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchid Phalaenopsis Orchid

Rocket Farms specializes in novelty phalaenopsis as well as a variety of orchid gardens. We meet with breeders from around the world and are active in the development of new orchid varieties. Rocket Farms has introduced innovative novelty varieties in the U.S. that are incredibly colorful.

By being the first company to successfully ship orchids from Asia via ocean container, Rocket Farms was able to introduce orchids with a color mix that is the opposite of most growers. Instead of being 70% pink and white, Rocket Farms decided to grow 70% novelty (yellow, green, dark purple, waxy, blush, stripes, spots, harlequin, sunburst etc). The response has been incredible! Consumers love all the new colors and patterns.

Specifications:

  • Colors: We have a diverse color assortment, made up of 70% novelty colors and 30% pink or white orchids.
  • Sizes: 2”, 3", 4” & 4.5”
  • Availability: Year-round in an array of unique decorative options.
  • Renown Breeders: We work directly with renown breeders in Taiwan to source the latest varieties, resulting in high quality, unique colors and first-to- market opportunities.
  • Moss vs. Bark: Our orchids are planted in sphagnum moss, not bark, resulting in longer shelf life and easier care. Water 4” size only every 20-25 days.
  • 3 Months Bloom: Our orchids will last up to three months.
  • Branching & Spikes: Hallmarks of our orchids, showcasing multiple blooms and foliage

Plant Care

Water: 5” Orchids in moss - Water lightly if needed every 15 to 25 days. Best if allowed to almost dry out between watering. Check the medium with your finger if you feel moisture do not water. Your orchid is potted in moss which holds moisture extremely well, do not let stand in water. For 3” Mini Phalaenopsis in moss – Water lightly if needed every 8 to 15 days. Check medium first before watering.


Light: Medium to Bright (indirect) light. Avoid direct sunlight, as leaves burn easily. If leaves turn yellow or splotchy, plant is getting too much light.


Temperature: Day: 68-75 degrees; Night: 65–75 degrees. Plant should have even temperature if possible, especially when in bud. Chilly temps or draft areas can cause flowers and buds to drop.


Continuing Care: When last flower drops, cut the stem halfway between base and top at an angle between the nodes for a possible re-bloom. If a re-bloom doesn’t happen within 45 days, cut the stem just above the crown/leaf for a new spike in Winter/Spring. During the winter months place your Phalaenopsis Orchid on the window ledge with the greatest amount of indirect sun for 45 days or till new stem begins. Orchid temp must drop to 58 to 60F to force new flower stem. Once a new stem begins place Orchid in normal temperatures for growing.


Fertilizer: When your Orchid is blooming fertilizer is not needed. If you want to fertilize, we recommend a balanced fertilizer like 12-12-12 or similar ratio. Apply fertilizer at one-quarter strength with every other watering. When blooming is desired, a high phosphorus fertilizer (such as 10-30-20) can be applied to promote blooming.

Tips for Success

  • Do not let leaves or plant stand in water or kept too moist.
  • Increase humidity by placing rocks in a saucer with water and place your orchid above the rocks to keep bottom of pot above water line.
  • Misting with water o.k. (fine mist on roots and moss only) “Warning” do not let water collect in the crown of the plant.
  • Good results may be obtained by using a 10-10-10 ~ 12-12-12 or similar combinations and always follow recommended directions. Fertilize every other watering during growth months.
  • When the last flower drops, cut flower spike below first flower at an angle between the nodes for a possible re-bloom. If re-bloom hasn't happened within 45 days cut stem 1 inch above leaves for new spike in Winter/Spring.
  • For re-blooming keep next to a window with no direct sunlight during the winter months. Temps must be at 58 to 60 degrees for 30+ days during the nights. When new spike starts place the Orchid 1 to 2 feet from window or in best growing area in your home.
  • REPOTTING: Plants should be repotted with new sphagnum moss every 18 to 24 months and can go back into the same sized pot or 1” larger pot depending on if roots are crowded and need a little more room. Be sure to use lightly moistened moss when re-potting and not soggy. The base of the bottom leaf should be at the surface of the medium. Water sparingly until new roots arrive. Wait a minimum of one month before fertilizing.