My Mom bought this orchid way back in November 2010, before S was born. It was in full bloom for months, but eventually each flower faded away...at which point I sort of stopped caring for it.
I could have sworn it was dead, but the last time my Mom was in town, she patiently gave it some TLC...and revived the darn thing!
The first 3 of 12 flowers opened yesterday and I'm sure it will be in all its splendor by the time my Mom arrives in a month.
Isn't it amazing? Seeing this in my living room every day just makes me happy!
Some orchid caring tips (this is what my Mom does):
- place your orchid in a place away from direct sunlight, but preferrably in a sunny room.
- do not overwater your orchid, you don't want it to drown. follow the next tip for watering suggestions.
- every 10 days in the summer (every 15 days in the winter), soak your orchid in the kitchen sink for 20-25 minutes. this means filling up the sink so that the whole pot is submerged in water.
- make sure that the moss, soil, and roots look moist at all times.
Good Luck! :)