I have this little orchid plant that I rescued, about a year ago… Well, make that four rescued orchids, two of which have survived. I re-potted them and took some cues from Derek over at Plantgasm on how to care for them. Plantgasm is a fantastic plant blog (totally safe for work) and I’ve admired Derek’s photographs and writing for years now.
It took a long time, but one of the orchids finally started to put out new growth and finally bloomed!
A lovely plum and yellow Phalaenopsis! Of the two surviving plants, I think I’ve just realized why this one has done so well: it sits on a shelf right above/behind my computer at work- getting lots of sun, and lots of warmth from the computer, probably helping to create the humid environment that orchids love so much.