After the very cold winter we had here on the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida, I really thought my Orchid plants would be lost. They seemed to wilt and die down. This past week I took a walk around my yard and found a few of them were all showing new growth. Five out of thirteen survived!
The Orchids that were growing on the Oak trees seemed to have had the most trouble.. but One is doing great.
It's been about 6 months since the Orchids have produced a flower so I'll be mixing fertilizer into a spray bottle and soaking them all well. I do this every two weeks and expect to see them budding around July. At this point in time I have no idea the name or what each flower will look like.
I may just get some new plants later this week but do not want ones with flowers, and they are not easy to find. The ones with flowers will not bloom again for another 8 or 10 months.
After reading an article on "How to propagate orchids" it sounds a little tricky. Also it will take months for the new plants to generate roots and leaves... no, I'll go buy new plants.
You know, I could kick myself because two months ago I was at an orchid show and they had so many plants not yet in bloom and quite inexpensive that way. I remember telling my sister, "I have enough orchids"
Today we have wind and rain from the remnants of "TS Beryl" so my day has been spent indoors catching up on my cleaning. I do hope all up at the top of Florida did not get too much damage from our first Tropical Storm. Hurricane season starts in two weeks and that means there are more to come.
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