Phalaenopsis Orchids have grown to be one of the most popular plants to give as a gift because of their showy long-lasting blooms, wide green leaves, ease of care, and their ability to grow indoors in almost any location. Since Phalaenopsis Orchids grow well at normal room temperatures, they make attractive living centerpieces in the kitchen, living room, and anywhere that sunny but indirect light brightens a room. They can even be grown under grow lights in an interior office or dorm room. In short, the beautiful and adaptable Phalaenopsis Orchids can be grown in any home or indoor location with bright light and average indoor temperatures between 69 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can also grow Phalaenopsis Orchids outside in USDA Zones 10 to 11, and indoors in Zones 4 to 11. They like high shade and an area sheltered from strong wind. In nature Phalaenopsis Orchids grow wild on tree trunks in tropical regions, where they attach to tree bark with their strong roots. When grown in a pot, a Phalaenopsis will often grow toward the pot edge and attach itself to the outside of the container surface. This is normal and can make for some very interesting mature plants, as each Phalaenopsis Orchid will grow in a unique way over time.