I've done it. Brought a orchid. Now what?
Boys and girls...
My wife thought she was doing me a favor and brought me a "ice orchid' at one of the big box stores.
I'm not sure how you say it, but it translates from latin to
Now, I've didn't just fall off of the turnip truck, and I know that using ice to water any plant is a death sentence. OR? Am I really missing something here?
I have a 22 by 10 foot lean to greenhouse and just upped the temp to 58ish or so.
So... what can I grow in my greenhouse, orchid wise?
I don't know what they are, can't pronounce their names, and they all look interesting. It's hard to choose what to begin with.
Brought a dummies for orchid book and still confused.
Plenty of light, I'm in ohio zone 5, south facing greenhouse, and if the gas bill dosen't go out of sight, may try 60 night time temp
So... my Phalaenopsis seems to like higher night time temps, so it's hiding in my office. To bad, too, as one of the cats knocked it off the table and broke off a flower stem. I have one flower and four buds now.
All that being said,
Today I went to one of the larger garden centers and brought home a
brassolaeliacattleya-------wow. I can't pronounce that either.
Got it for $15, it's out of bloom, but it seemed very healthy (to me)
so... what in the world have I gotten myself into?
Help me before I'm pulled over into orchid world.
Ooh, what am I getting myself into?