I’m very proud of the flowers on these little phalaenopsis orchids. I bought the plants (there are two in the pot) at a supermarket in a post-Mother’s Day sale in May 2017. They had a few straggly flowers but clearly were not happy about the long time spent wrapped in plastic, and perhaps were sad at being overlooked by buyers. The flowers fell off, I cut the flower stems back, waited — and nothing happened. Then leaves started growing, a ridiculous number for such small plants, I thought, followed by those gnarly air roots. But flowers? Nope. Then in July/August of this year I went away for three weeks and expected to come back to two dead plants, but instead each plant had a flower stem bravely straggling out. Eureka!
I may not mulch them after all. 😉
Posted as part of Friday Flowers