Phalaenopsis is a hybrid of the genus orchid. It is an epiphyte plant that tolerates shade and is a popular house-plant. Epiphytes have the property that they create roots above ground, in the air. The plant needs these roots to absorb water and air for growth.
Plants are propagated using tissue culture. Currently glue plugs are primarily used for this purpose, which act as carrier for the plant during further cultivation of these young plants.
What is the challenge you face as a phalaenopsis grower?
In phalaenopsis cultivation, automated plants are a key trend. However, this process is still under full development. At this moment, phalaenopsis cultivation is often still labour intensive. It involves a great deal of manual work. The Growcoon gives the development of phalaenopsis cultivation a boost.
Benefits of the Growcoon for phalaenopsis
Already phalaenopsis companies that are using the Growcoon are getting very good results in production.