Can anyone advise me on my Butterfly Orchid, Do they flower again? the blooms I had on it last year were stunning and I would love to be able to get it to flower again. I have put in a cool bright place and the leaves are still thriving.
What species is it, Sheila? There are quite a few with the same common name.
Landgirl I'm pretty sure what sheila has is a Phalaenopsis.Sheila it should bloom yearly just keep doing what your doing and don't over water.What you consider bright may be like a dull cloudy day to your orchid,filtered sunlight through a curtain is best.
Sheila, sorry to interupt your thread. Can't help at all with Orchids
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Thankyou to all for the advice you passed on to me regarding my Orchid, i,ll keep you posted on how it goes
Tracy, thankyou so much for the information, I checked my Orchid again today and it is a very healthy looking plant, I,m going to take your advice on the watering and buy some Orchid food (hopefully in anticipation of it flowering) . I will keep you posted on the progress, Regards Sheila.
Love orchids. They don't like to be 'standing' in water and also be careful not to get water in the middle of the leaves. I also wipe the leaves over with a damp cloth now and again. Once the flowers have died, you can cut that stem back to the second or third nobbly bit on the straight part of the stem and you get new shoots off that. Hope that makes sense sorry
Last year we just cut back the old flower stems and stood the plants under cover outside. Gave them a good soaking from a spray head on the hose and otherwise ignored them. They are full flower again. I love plants that thrive on neglect