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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

How to (hopefully) keep an orchid alive

Last year I posted about my poor attempts to save my orchid. Unfortunately I failed. Miserably.

BUT! Almost a year later I have plucked up enough courage to try again.... (theres no legislation regarding plant maltreatment and the restriction of people owning another and another, and another)

Isn't she just gorgeous! This one already has two stems with plenty of flowers on and more to come too! It appears that this is exactly the right time of year to take on an orchid as they grow lots! I still don't really know the ins and outs of caring for one but it can't be that hard surely. I know how frequently to water them now (ideally with rain water too - get me!) and that they like moisture in the air so I will invest in a little spray bottle from the shop down the road. She is currently residing in our bathroom too as it gets quite steamy in there which can only do her good - I think! The leaflet that came with it also recommended watering it with orchid food once a month in the growing season so I need to get some of that too!

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. It is nice. The tips keep our orchid is really good and helpful. We can use this tip to keep our orchid a live. As orchid foods are very essential for us, the orchid plants or flowers has importance.