Phalaenopsis Multiflora Yellow

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora Yellow

Fair Flora score: ★★

Care

  • Place the plant in a light spot, but not in bright sunlight.
  • Do not place above a fireplace or on top of a heater.
  • Do not place near fruit. This produces ripening gases, which causes the flowers to wilt faster.
  • Immerse the plant in lukewarm (preferably) rainwater, allow it to absorb water for 10 minutes and then let it drain well. Then the orchid can safely go without water for 14 days.
  • Make sure there is no water in the pot, because the Phalaenopsis does not like wet feet.
  • Give the plant a little orchid nutrition once a month.

Phalaenopsis Multiflora Yellow

Phalaenopsis (fa-le-nop-sis), Greek for “moth”, is one of the many species that belong to the Orchid family. This originally rare plant was brought to our regions through exploration trips around the 1700s and was only cultivated by intense breeding methods later in the second half of the 19th century, after which it could be offered at reasonable prices to the garden lover. This most sold and most popular flowering room orchid is one of the easiest to keep in our living rooms and there are more than 50 species with more than one hundred thousand cultivars. Its natural biotopes are located in the tropical rain forests of Asia, New Guinea and Australia where the plant grows in the trees as an epiphyte.

Did you know that Phalaenopsis is Greek and means (night)butterfly?

Did you know that an Orchid "breathes" at night?

Unique properties of this plant

The Phalaenopsis multiflora is one of the few plants that cleans the air at night. This is because it is a CAM plant that, unlike all other green plants, absorbs CO2 at night in order to grow. This occurs because its stomata are open at night, during the day the humidity is often too low and therefore its stomata are closed. We simulate this completely in our nursery. Because we do not use gas to heat and do this with a heat pump, we save 40% on our energy consumption. This heat pump ensures that we store the heat in the soil for cooling in the summer and raise it again for heating in the winter.

Product variations

Orchids are often grown in many different colors and motifs. That is no different with the Phalaenopsis Multiflora from Maurice van der Hoorn! At Fair Flora you can choose from six different colors: Purple, Dark Purple, Yellow, Orange, Multicolor and White.

Phalaenopsis Multiflora Purple

This variant has beautiful light purple flowers, with a white inside and dark purple line drawing over the petals.

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora White

This variant is pure white, with some yellow and purple accents only in the center of the flower. Because of its neutral color it fits perfectly in any interior!

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora Yellow

This variant stands out due to its subtle yellow pastel hue. This plant makes every room happy and colorful!

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora Dark Purple

This variant is purple, with some white accents only in the center of the flower.

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora Orange

This variant stands out due to its bright orange color. This plant makes every room happy and colorful!

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Phalaenopsis Multiflora Multicolor

This variant has beautiful white flowers, with a purple inside.

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Environmental impact

Climate change
kg CO2
Cradle to the gate of nursery

 

This is comparable to:

9 km driving a car
(an average new car emits 100 g/km)
52 grams of minced meat
(1 kg minced meat causes  16.8 kg CO2)

Water usage
litre
At the nursey

 

This is comparable to:

448 plants per cotton t-shirt
(producing a cotton t-shirt takes 2500 liters of water)
43 seconds in the shower
(average use of  7,8 liters of water per minute)

Crop protection
g 1,4-DB
Emission of crop protection to air and water

 

Our Fair Flora score

Van der Hoorn Orchideeën has achieved 4 stars for all products. View the explanation about this below.

Status: achieved for all products

An up-to-date footprint calculation has been made of the product. This gives the grower insight into the environmental performance of the product concerned. He uses this to make an impact reduction plan, with which he expects to achieve a reduction of at least 5% in two years. He is also transparent about the results of the calculation and the reduction plan.

Maurice is always concerned with sustainability. It is not for nothing that he had the first greenhouse without gas in the Netherlands! Van der Hoorn Orchideeën has a number of the most important issues that are currently being worked on:

  • Replacement of the current plastic plant tray with a cardboard variant.
  • Replacement of the clear plastic cover with a paper version. The cover is used to protect the product. The difficulty with a paper version is that the plant is no longer visible. We are looking at how this should be adjusted, for example by making holes in the paper.
  • Replacing the current plastic growing pot with a more sustainable alternative. Tests have already been conducted with a variant made from starch plastic, but it had largely disintegrated before the plant was ready.
  • The soil used partially consists of peat. Together with the supplier, it is being tested whether this can be replaced without compromising on quality.
  • Tests are being conducted to reduce the amount of CO2 used to grow the plants. For example, it is measured when the optimum time is to use this, so that this can be done more efficiently.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware of his duty as an entrepreneur to treat his staff well and demands the same from his suppliers. He confirms this by signing the CSR statement.

The CSR statement has been signed by Maurice van der Hoorn.

Status: achieved for all products

The grower is aware that sustainability goes beyond what happens at his own nursery. That is why he only buys peat, paper and cardboard if it is of responsible origin. He is also actively involved in waste separation. Although the grower is actively reducing his impact, there will probably still be an impact that has not been eliminated yet. The CO2 impact that he still has is therefore compensated for the Fair Flora products..

The waste is actively separated at the nursery, among other things, the different types of plastic (pots, trays and foil) are collected separately and cardboard, paper and green waste are also separated. Maurice does not use gas for his greenhouse and only green electricity is purchased for electricity.

Status: achieved for all products

A nursery has to do with its environment, such as nature, other companies and local residents. These should be relieved as much as possible or, if possible, even better from the presence of the nursery. Staff members, suppliers and customers are also involved: they try to avoid transport movements as much as possible and to plan for moments that are favorable to local residents. To protect employees and the surrounding nature, natural enemies are used as much as possible to protect plants. Other crop protection is of biological origin, with chemical agents only used in an emergency. The water cycle at the company is completely closed: no water is discharged.

The nursery is located in the middle of the Groene Hart. The plot is deliberately not completely built: nature also has some space. Agreements have been made with all carriers and suppliers that loading and unloading is only allowed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. to guarantee a good night’s sleep. His staff is also doing well: Maurice almost exclusively employs locals, at least half of them cycle to the nursery. In terms of the environment, biological crop protection has been used for a few years: no chemical agents are used. And the water cycle has now also been completely closed for about 2 years, so that the water remains clean outside the company.

Status: Not yet achieved

The production of many flowers and plants uses non-renewable resources such as natural gas, peat and fertilizer. For the fourth star, only renewable resources must be used during the production of a plant. For example, green electricity and green gas, a maximum of 25% of peat and fertilizer.

Van der Hoorn Orchideeën is already well on its way: no natural gas is used and only green electricity. There is still some peat in the potting soil, but work is underway to find a replacement for this. Unfortunately, organic fertilizers are not yet good enough for production: they have too low a nutritional value, which is at the expense of growth rate and quality. Maurice hopes that this will be successfully resolved in 1.5 to 2 years, so that he can run his entire business organically.

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