I’ve never before owned an orchid plant, until this past May. I saw these blue orchids at the grocery store on Mother’s Day and thought they were BEAUTIFUL. When I went back a few days later to purchase one, they were sold out. They went FAST!! I’m sure Mother’s Day had a lot to do with it.
About a week later they had another shipment. At my request, they set one aside for me. This one isn’t as deep of blue as the first shipment, but gorgeous nonetheless. (I’ve since learned that the blue color has been artificially created, and the next time it blooms the flowers will be white. )
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I never thought that much of orchids before. They just didn’t appeal to me, but now they do. I also had this idea in my head that they’re fragile, delicate, and difficult to keep alive. So far, this blue orchid has proven me wrong. They need low, indirect light; very little watering is required; and it’s been in bloom for 3 MONTHS!! The long bloom period is wonderful. About the first week in August is when the flowers started to fall off. Only a couple are still hanging on.