>More happy orchids

>Today was just the right weather to show off my awesome double flowers on the Phalaenopsis bellina:
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Outdoors, all the plants prepare for winter, while indoors everybody gets busy growing.

This flowerstalk in the making:
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Does now look like this:
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If this was a fairy-tale, one could probably pull one of the delicate layers very gently and hold an enchanted red robe in ones hands:
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(Too much of „Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel“, I know…)

This little orchid is in full growing-mode, it blooms:
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The roots in the pot grow:
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From the stem grows either a new root or maybe a new stalk:
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Aaaand it makes a new leaf! ♥♥♥
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2 Replies to “>More happy orchids”

  1. hi there I have just bought my first orhicd, after moving into my flt in Seoul. It is a yellow Phal. I watered her once or twice a week and placed her on my window sill which does not ever receive direct sunlight, but does have light all day.It seemed fine the first week with about 6 lovely blooms then within a few days all the blooms dropped off and the stem started turning yellow.As you may have figured I am a complete novice but I love my orhicd! I am looking at the care pointers on your site and want to know if I am right in saying that I need to water her more and change her location?Please help me I would love to care for her properly!

    • Hi, no worries about your plant’s behaviour. Most orchids do not like to be moved (as it happens when you bring them home from a gardener or flowershop) and need quite a while until they „feel at home“ in a new place. Many of mine have done this, too, and thrown the flowers early. The plant needs time and normal care and after a while it will rebloom. Then the flowers will last much longer. You will need some patience, though, it may take a while until the orchid likes to bloom again, orchids are slow growers.