Orchid growing requires patience--lots of patience.
First of all, there are strict instructions on watering--no killing it with kindness. My orchid is to receive two ounces of water per week. So, every Wednesday, I take my shot glass of water and spray orchid food, and lavish my plant with love, for about a second. Then I leave it alone until the next week. (I spray the leaves lightly with food and spray some of it into the water I use to water it.)
After my orchid bloomed, I didn't know that it might re-bloom from the same spike. So...I cut it off. I've been caring for it and waiting for about a year. I watched little nubs develop. I watched a new spike grow and develop tiny buds. I've watched a few of the buds increase in size--one more than the other.
Today the larger bud began to open. I feel like a new grandma.
These are the pictures. I'll post more as the flower opens. And since it's been so long in coming, I've forgotten what kind of orchid it is. I think moth orchid, but I'll let you know for sure, when the bloom opens. Found the name ! Phalaenopsis Orchid
NEW ! 12/1/2016
The previous seven flowers lived several months before they began to drop off. This time, I didn't cut off the stem and I didn't have to live with the bare stem very long. Soon, my orchid began to form new buds. This time, six flowers are forming on the old stem. And, a new stem is growing! A sign of a healthy and happy plant.
May 29, 2017
My lovely orchid keeps on producing with minimal care.
June 20, 2017
The long stem is clipped up to make the full beauty of the plant apparent.
Four blossoms on the long stem and four on the new stem.
The mundane becomes inspiration.