Finally, after 2 years!

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Better late than never!

I actually do not know the name of the plant in the picture above, but it’s the plant that Nelson’s mother gave to me 2 years ago. For the last 2 years, I have been watering it but it remained green (just the leaves). Finally, this summer, it has decided to show its true colours. The picture shows 5 brilliant orange blossoms, which was taken 2 days ago. There are now 6 blossoms with 2 more coming that I can see. I’m glad I didn’t give up on it, but I also hope this doesn’t mean that it will only bloom every second year!

My orchids on the other hand continue to bloom nicely in the summer. Actually, the pink orchid plant started blooming in mid-spring, which is why there’s such an abundance of flowers. This plant has done exceptionally well over the years – it is soil based. The yellow flowers have lasted for quite some time now. You’ll notice that they are growing quite low. This is because the stem grew horizontally outward, between the leaves. This plant is moss-based. The final plant on the right will only have 3 blooms and the one that has already opened is small compared to the other two plants. This plant does not produce many flowers – it is wood-chip based.


  • admin
    June 15, 2010

    I’ve just discovered the name of the flower from Nelson’s mom – Clivia. On another site, it said that after the “winter rest” it will usually bloom, but not always. So maybe your plant is still resting.

    I saw the orchid in my room. I don’t think I can revive it. It doesn’t look like you’ve watered it in a long time. It’s probably dead. You should have put it in Cheryl’s room as it prefers light. My orchids are along a south-facing window.

  • vivien
    June 15, 2010

    Yolanda gave me that plant too. I had the pretty orange flowers last summer. The flowers last long; about 2 weeks. Untill now I still don’t have the second bloom. Your orchids are pretty. I have no luck with mine. You can take my 2 orchids home next time when you come. Yolanda just left. She came over to pick up the joongs I made. We had fun looking at our alumni emails. We will have a series of alumni activities in July.