The Moth Orchid (phalaenopsis sp) is one of the more common (non-exotic) species of orchids cultivated and sold at Cihideung floral village in the north of Bandung.
The moth orchid is native to southeast Asia. Its native habitats spread from the Himalayan mountains in the west to the Philippines' Palawan island in the east, and from Taiwan's Ponso No Tao (the Orchid Island) down to Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku (the Mollucas), and Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands) in the south.
The moth orchid (phalaenopsis sp.) is one of the most cultivated and popular orchids because it is easy to grow in artificial conditions. In its native habitats, it normally thrives in warm temperatures of between 20 to 35 degrees centigrades with high humidity level (between 60 to 70 percent) and low light intensity (under shades, with about 12,000 to 20,000 lux of light).