Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Mother's Day Orchid

This Mother's Day I received an Orchid or Orchidaceae from my husband. It is a beautiful flower. OK, so there was no card but it was a really nice gesture. Here it is in front of a picture I painted back in the 90s.

It is a lovely flower and I pray I can keep it alive. It takes only 3 ice cubes a week. I've never watered a plant by adding ice but sounds easy enough.

There are many types of Orchids and after a little research I see that I have a Phalaenopsis. I found the research interesting because it says never to water the Phalaenopsis with ice cold water yet the instructions that came with this says to just use ice. Hmmmmm...

I just ordered this orchid food. Let's see how it goes

 Does anyone have heard of using ice for orchids?

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