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Monday, May 3, 2010

For Flower Nerds Only

Can this orchid be saved?

12 comments:

ModernMom said...

I think so? I find they are hardier then they look.

clearness said...

Do you follow Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka......she is the go to girl for orchids.

SamiJoe said...

It probably needs a fertilizer. My mother-in-law has an orchid that she has kept flowering for a long time!
I can't remember the name of the stuff though...
i will pass this post onto her.

Ms. Moon said...

The blossom may die but the plant will live to bloom again.

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Orchids live a long time if you don't over water them and don't put them in direct sunlight. Water until the overflow comes out the bottom of the pot and then leave it for a week, until it's all dry again. The blossoms last sometimes for over 2 months. The blossom stalk will rebud if you keep it well fertilized. DO NOT cut off the flower stalk until it is completely dried up and ugly. It will rebloom.

The fertilizer I use comes from England, but there are equivalent ones in the US and Canada. "Drop by Drop" drip feeders automatically feed the plants as they need it. You snip off the top of the vial and insert the nozzle into the soil at a slight angle away from the plant.

Good luck with it. They are the most beautiful blossoms. Check my recent post on Steadfast Ahoy to see photos of mine. "My Steadfast Garden" from April 14 th.

blueviolet said...

I'll just bet it can!

Jenny said...

Well, gosh, this is totally covered. I was going to say I have that orchid plant and then what everyone else said.

So I guess my commenting here makes me a flower nerd!

Minivan Lover said...

I know nothing of flower saving, but I have faith you can save it

Angie Muresan said...

Yes, but I am not one to ask how.

Bethany said...

No.
Yes.
If you want to.
I have no idea really.
I think not the flower, but the plant. The flower looks done.
But you can save it in your heart.
;-)

SamiJoe said...

WOW-guess My mil did swing by with some help! (Steadfast Ahoy!)

Hope it works for you!

smArtee said...

yes...yes... maybe change the pot..!