(Closed) Orchid lovers? Share your tips/flowers!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Member
45400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love the look of orchids but am not the least bit interested in tending the as a hobby. I look upon them as disposable decorating.

I always keep a white orchid on our console table which blooms for 3-4 months, then I get a new one. The price is very economical for flowers for 3 months.

Post # 4
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I LOVE orchids but can’t get mine to bloom again. The leaves are healthy, plant and roots healthy…and for two years now I haven’t had a bloom. SO frustrating! 

Post # 6
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@fvsoccer: I’ve got one, which was a gift last August and it came in a little pot. It’s not doing too well at the minute and I guess I should have put it in a larger pot sooner. Do you know what soil they need? I’m hoping it can be saved.

Post # 7
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45400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fvsoccer:  I am just not interested in keeping a stem until it blooms again. I don’t think it is an attractive sight in my home. If I had a greenhouse and was into orchid gardening-maybe.

Post # 9
Member
7869 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to have quite a few but sadly I do not have a green thumb, lol. My mom has like 30 of them that bloom over and over, but she definitely spends a lot of time caring for them.

Post # 10
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

I love orchids!  I usually have 1-2 phalaenopsis from a specialized orchid greenhouse, but my apartment now does not have enough light, so none right now!  I want to have potted orchid centerpieces for my reception so my guests can take one home if they so choose.  Anyone else doing this?

Post # 11
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@fvsoccer:  I kept it in the pot it came in, which is small. The root(s) is growing around the inside of the pot and the end of the branch has gone brown

 

Post # 13
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@fvsoccer: Yes the leaf is dry, I wonder if that’s because I keep it in a large pot so it might be due to lack of light? And a few of the others are getting brown tips. I was worried about the blooms dying, but that’s good it’s normal. I think I may have over watered too. The roots that sit in the pot are green, but a couple that have come out of the top are white, I feel like it wants to burst out of its pot. 

Post # 15
Hostess
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@fvsoccer: Crunchy dry, thanks for the link I’ll take a look and hopefully restore it to good health

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