I have tended, fussed, and worried this orchid near to death. She bloomed the first year and then quit for the next three. I gave her one more chance or she was going out the door. And this is what I got!
I have been very fortunate to have my orchids bloom, as often as twice a year and believe me, it has nothing to do with my knowledge. But this one was very stubborn.
Somewhere along the line, I heard that it was best to have them in two pots, the second being very close to the first. I was so desperate for this one to bloom again, that I added the second pot and waited a whole year! And at last, I was rewarded! These blooms are over four inches across and will last for months, arriving at just the right time of year!
And for those of you who have a Trader Joes near by….that’s been a great source of Orchids for me. The are inexpensive and in wonderful condition. Give one a try…..add some ‘green’ to your home!