We have an orchid that Magoo won in an office lottery type give away. She was beautiful with purple and white flowers. She died. I think she could be alive - all the flowers fell of the stem, so there is a chance she could grow back. I just am not sure how to make that happen. I am pretty certain though that I have to do something about it - whereas before all I did was add water. I am thinking that this was not the right step given my result. Or perhaps she needed a special type of water. For a time there Ginger only drank distilled water. There could be something about my house that brings about fancy water requirements. Some have fancy pants - I have fancy plants. I could do a good old fashioned Google search on how to care and not kill orchids.
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In my lifetime I've owned eight of those. Yes, eight.
they all died because I suck at flowers... oh for your green thumb!
I've always heard those are the most difficult. I'd kill it, probably instantly.
The way I tell the plants in my house need water? The leaves start to droop. Green thumb I am not.
these are indeed gems! so pretty.
i suck at flowers/plants... fish, etc.
Have you ever been to the Orchid room at the USF botanical gardens? Stunning. If you get time you should go and then also ask their resident experts how to keep yours going.
It's amazing what mom's can do, isn't it? Mine is still always right.
I have an orchid that is doing very well. I water mine about every other day (or when the soil is completely dry). Also, I make sure it receives indirect sunlight. The blooms can fall off and it just takes time for them to return.
So pretty! I have Orchids for my wedding flowers!
can't give you any care advice because all I have is cactus that don't take much.
So pretty! Moms always know the secrets to these things...
Thanks Claire - I am taking your advice.
A cousin gifted me an orchid when I bought my place. It was a brown stick attached to a support post within three days. Though I kept it for another year because I thought it'd grow back. Yeah, no.