I've never dared to buy an orchid because I thought they were difficult plants. I know someone who buys them regularly, then when one finishes blooming she throws it away and buys another one. I hate that - I could never throw away a living plant. I even hate killing weeds.
I do have an orchid plant that I was given as a present. I suspect it was recently grown from seed as it's still very small. I've had it for several months now. Initially I kept it outside under shade net, then when our weather got cold I moved it into my greenhouse. It's doing okay, producing lots of aerial roots, but no signs of flowers yet. I don't know if it's too young to bloom or if I'm doing something wrong. I don't even know what kind of orchid it is.
I'm also intimidated by orchids and think they look like difficult plants to care for. They're beautiful plants and I agree that it's wrong of your friend to throw them away when they're not in bloom. Good luck with taking care of your new orchid.
Becky they are ever so nice .
What do you feed your orchids with ?
I know my mom does and yes there are so many types or orchids! I find that once it dies, and the season is over, it takes a lot of work for it to regrow the next year. Any advice?
Gina it looks like a dendodrium I would now start feeding it with an Orchid growth feed.
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