For those of you not aware, I’ve always been pretty good at taking care of plants. Something I picked up from my mother I guess. Prior to moving out of my parent’s house, I took care of most of the house plants. I even planted and raised an apple tree in the back yard back when I was 13. It only started baring fruit about 3-years ago.
By far the most fascinating plants are the orchids that my mom keeps (some imported from Malaysia—illegally I believe). They are very difficult to manage. You almost have to “beg and plead” with them to bloom—but when they do—the flowers it will easily keep for 6+ months.
Now about 3-years ago, I won an orchid plant from Collin and Cheryl’s wedding. I’ve done pretty well with it—however, the condo that Jen and I purchased isn’t very conducive for plant growth.
It’s dark (we face the north-side), very dry and not so warm.
All of this means that the plant:
- Grows much slower than it should
- Began sprouting a stalk about 6-months than it normally should
- One of the blooms dried out shortly after it opened
- Two of the blooms are drying out, unopened on the stalk!
This is not cool.