Orchid Plants

I was given a blooming Orchid plant during the Chinese festive season earlier this year. After the bloom, I wondered what to do with the plant. I don’t know if the plant will bloom again. It looked like one of those that were sold for ornamental purposes, which will last for a short period of time. I expected it to die off at some point.

My elder brother was also given a similar ​orchid ​plant. Seeing my interest in the plant, he gave ​his to me ​as ​he is not very keen on plants. So, I have two new Orchid plants, and I was wondering what to do with them.

For a while, nothing seems to be happening. Then one day, I saw a tiny leaf on one of the plants. That could only mean there is life in the plant. But would it bloom? I still do not know. However, one thing was for sure. There is not enough room in the pot for it to grow properly. I decided that I will re-pot it to a bigger pot and see how the plant turns out.

I am not sure if they will survive the re-potting. It was a risk. Even if they survive the process, will they bloom? Anyway, since there were a couple of spare pots and bricks, I thought I would just give it a try – no expectations.

They started growing roots before too long. I was pleased. It means they are surviving. Now we wait and see.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a stalk growing out of the side. This could only mean a flower stalk, surely. It is too early to jump for joy, but I am nevertheless very pleased.

And now, more waiting. I will be back with an update ​on the plants. Meanwhile, here are some pics of the plants after the bloom till now.

A new leaf from the plant, after a while of nothing happening.
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This was what it came in. There was no room for it to grow.
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Re-potted
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After settling down in the new environment, there were new roots. I knew then that it was happy in the new home, and it is going to live.
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The other orchid. You can see the roots reaching outside of the pot.
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One of the leaves had turned yellow and it worried me a little.
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But soon there was a new leaf and I knew it was going to be all right.
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Another leaf calling it a day. I guess old leaves have to make way for the new ones.
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They are still growing new roots.
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And there, I spotted this flower stalk a couple of days ago. Needless to say, I am excited to see how it all pan out.
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They look good!
You did very good repotting them! And if they grow roots and new leaves it means they are fine :)
The old leaves will eventually fall off and it is nothing worrying. Some roots will grow in the air - that's what they do.
What is that mic you use to pot them in? They do look happy in it.

And yes - it is a flower spike! We are waiting to see the blooms now :)

Good job :D

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Thank you for the tip on the orchids.
I used the mix they came in and added some bricks.
Thank you for the tip! Much appreciated.

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