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Moth Orchid with flowers in kitchen 30th March 2024

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 Moth Orchid with flowers in kitchen 30th March 2024 (Phalaenopsis)

Moth Orchid with flowers in kitchen



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Beautiful, I do love a white orchid..

1 Apr, 2024

 

Orchids are amazing flowers and last such a long time.

1 Apr, 2024

 

They do Linda. I'm afraid they don't like my cottage though..

1 Apr, 2024

 

Perfect!

1 Apr, 2024

 

We soak our orchid in a jugful of rainwater with an orchid feed then take it out and let the water drain away.
We place it in part sun part shade on the kitchen window in the winter, and in the summer it goes into a shady position in the conservatory. We let the plant dry out and the bark is dry again then give it another go in the jug. We had three flowerings last year and one this year.

2 Apr, 2024

 

Goodness Linda, I think I might try one again then. My kitchen window faces east so good for the winter site, if not a bit chilly? My main room is west facing with lowish light. I think maybe the watering was the issue.

2 Apr, 2024

 

They are a plant that grows in trees Janey, so if you give them too much water they rot. When the flowers on the stem have finished, I cut the stem to the next notch down. If the leaves die back and go yellow I cut them off. If it's healthy you should have green roots emerging over the top of the pot.

2 Apr, 2024

 

Thanks Linda for all the info....I do like the white ones..:)
Sorry Balc if we've taken this over..

2 Apr, 2024

 

No worries, Janey! It's good to see how people care for their plants & what they do!

My method is the same for ALL my plants, just give them water occasionally & a bit of fertilizer in the summer.

I never dunk my orchids in water, nor do I use orchid fertilizer. They sit all the time they are not flowering a WNW window. The windows are double-glazed so no danger of them getting frosted during the worst of the winter chills nor are draughts a problem.

I have 1 more orchid that also has a scape (flower stem without leaves) which has plenty of buds but won't open its flowers for a couple of months yet.

2 Apr, 2024

 

Balcony,

Your orchid looks great!

24 Apr, 2024

 

Thank you very much, Andy! ๐Ÿ‘ The other plant will open its first flowers soon as well! ๐Ÿ‘

24 Apr, 2024

 

Thatโ€™s great!

28 Apr, 2024



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