After a while, the plant did not look too happy so it appeared in my bedroom & I put it on the west facing windowsill where it has thrived for the last 3 years.
It has just muddled along with no special care & I have not really done much to it, I did not cut off the flowering stem & it did not die back so I just let it be.
I recently looked at it again & was surprised to see that where it had flowered it was forming new leaves & roots. A quick read showed that a new plant had formed so it was time to take some action.
However, one thing I found out about orchids is that they need special care; special compost; see through pots to keep an eye on the roots so it was off to the garden centre.
While I was potting it all up, I thought it just as well to repot the new purple one because its roots were too large for the pot & my friend dropped hers off too for repotting.
Her yellow one looks well but ... her other one was shrivelled (they do need water from time to time ...) and I doubt it will recover.
But - all done for now - watered with rain water from the water butt (I know, I am trying my best) and then *fingers crossed* they will survive their repotting.
Do you grow orchids & what tips do you have for me?
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