Phalaenopsis Re-Blossoming!


Phalaenopsis Orchids are so pretty when they blossom.  When we purchase them they are full of blossoms.  The blossoms will last quite a while, up to a month.  But then the blossoms fade and what you are left with is a plant with broad leaves and a green stalk(s) where the blossoms used to be.  If you are patient, and tend to it then you can watch as the plant re-blooms.  I took an orchid plant home and once the blooms faded I was not sure what to do.  So I read different theories regarding cutting the stalks that produced the blossoms.  I had two so I cut one and left one.  Every 7-10 days I soaked the root ball good and let it drink for 15-20minutes then I dumped the water out of the container leaving the root ball wet and placed on a north facing window sill (indirect sun).  Patiently I waited and about 9 months later the stalk I left started budding and about 2-3 weeks passed and whalaa – blossoms.  It was so easy.  I did not fertilize, just water + sun + a good talking to!  Give it a try and see what you can grow.  Mine is white, but they come in so many colors to enjoy.


About bloomsflowershopalbionny

4th Owner of Bloom's Flowers Shop, inspired by colors, textures and smells of fresh Blossoms In The Air. I enjoy helping others and look forward to walking through the doors of our trendy little shop each day in hopes of being able to make someones day just a little more brighter!

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