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To the rescue!

To the rescue!

This plant was saved from the litterbox because my salt was empty. (And I found it on the verge of getting thrown away at the supermarket) So lucky coincidence made me find it and pick it up:
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It looked thirsty and not happy with its surroundings but apart from that, it seemed healthy.

It got emergency treatment and then spent the night in the bathroom, where it is cool and humid.
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Yesterday I thought it would drop all blossoms today, but quite the contrary- they even seem to have recovered a little and are much less floppy and dangly today.
Since this type of orchid likes it cooler, it graces my kitchen windowsill now.
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And even if they aren’t in top shape, aren’t the blossoms wonderful?
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Now I am curious if I can find out if it has a name. The tag just said “Cambria Hybrid” (which is very misleading).

>Project-Plant

>Project-Plant

>I’ve not just wonky orchids around, I also saved those little guys from work, they sat in a disfunctional hydro culture and are about to get drowned slowly:
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In the pot was lots of wet moss (which had been added apparently, to keep the moisture) and on the bottom of the pot lots of fine roots. I had to cut the pot open to free the two plants:
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No rotting or bad smells yet, so I am kinda hopeful that they will not mind the switch much.

There were lots of hair-fine roots but nothing really substantial. Since in my personal opinion there is nothing like good soil for plants, soil it was that they got placed into:
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Once they have settled in, I will probably cut them back to enforce growth, but first they need to feel at home in their new pot.