Who remembers my "Just Add Ice" Orchid?
I first wrote about my new plant here on November 11, 2012
And again here on January 9, 2014.
Purchased on the cheap at my local food store,
the instructions were clear...
"Add 3 ice cubes once per week, and this baby will live forever"
Well, not exactly that, but that's what I would have written.
So after more then 2 years, not only is this baby alive, it's thriving.
This winter, she grew a new spout, that's getting ready to bloom.
It looks like I will be getting 5 new flowers.
One of the 2 original stems has 3 flowers right now.
I just love the color.
The plant came with 2 healthy shoots.
The one, that now has 3 flowers is doing very well, as you can see.
But the other original one became dormant.
I did a little reading and determined it was time to cut it back.
That was the right choice as it allowed the plant to nourish
and devote energy to the new stem.
I have read this is a wonderful way to care for all orchids.
they don't like a lot of water and when they are watered,
they like the cold.
3 ice cubes, once a week...it's all they need to be healthy and beautiful!!