This was my orchid last winter
This was actually my first orchid ever. I saved it from the Home Depot clearance shelf for $5 last year. I was blooming quite nicely (see above) when I purchased it. It most likely was on the sale shelf because the blooms fell off one by one after about two weeks.
I really didn’t have much knowledge of how to care for on of these guys. I knew they liked humidity, warmth and shade. I tried to provide these things. I use ice cubes to ‘water’ it once a week. I did move it to a lower shelf in my Southern window, where it gets bright, indirect light.
The only issue with it’s location was the dogs were able to knock it off the shelf countless times. This poor guy has had his pot shifted a few times. Maybe a bit of rough handling made it think death was eminent and produced a flower spike for me.
In the fifth week, POW Orchid flowers!
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl