How to Care for Phalenopsis Orchids (Moth Orchids). Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as moth orchids or phals, are a popular house plant native to Australia and southeastern Asia. Moth orchids are easy to raise and, if you take good care.
HOW NOT TO KILL AN ORCHID. A lot of people bemoan their incompetence at growing orchids. I have the opposite problem—an inability to kill my scraggly supermarket-variety species after they stop blooming.