I don't know where to post this. I recently started growing orchids. I
purchased two plants last year and when we moved into our current house the
previous owner left me some of his orchids as he had too many to move to his
new house. I did lose three last winter in the greenhouse. We finally
closed it up and I installed a heater to keep it from getting below 50
My question is one of the orchids has two long flower stems. One is over
three feet long and the other is about two feet give or take. When do the
flowers bloom? They sprouted out for over several weeks ago. Should I go
ahead and stake the stems before the flowers come out or wait until it
starts blooming? I brought it in the house to keep it safe from the cold
weather. I live in Columbus Georgia.
Okay, I think I have a phalaenopsis. On a white stick it says Helen Janet
"Genette". I have looked through several websites and neither name comes up
so I am missing a species name as what I must have is a variety name which
will mean nothing to anyone. I guess I must wait longer before I get
flowers to determine what color they are. I bought some Vanda orchids on
eBay which are a cross between yellow and pink flowers. I know I will have
to wait years before they will bloom as they are very small compared to my
other orchids. All the other orchids are dendrobium orchids and they are in
the greenhouse and doing okay in the 50 degree temp. it is more humid in
the greenhouse with all the rain we have had lately than in the house yet I
do have the humidifier running at night in the baby's room and my room (if
that will help as the plant is in the dining room). I thought about moving
it into the kitchen as it gets more light there but I have my baby vandas on
I appreciate the information. I know I will learn as I go along just like
you learn about children as you go along.
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