My learning experiences with orchids, learning how to buy them.
Experiences I've had growing orchids and dividing orchids. Buying orchid pots and oriental porcelain and ceramic planters and cache pots to put my potted orchids in.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Finding Orchids in Spike
I recently got lucky and found a Lowes cattleya orchid showing a new spike, a spike is where a flower is going to bloom out of.
Most of the Lowes orchids are quite young so this is very unusual to find. So when you are out looking for orchids keep an eye out for a sprout that looks like a spike coming out of the base of the plant. I expect with enough sunlight and watering that this orchid will flower in the fall. It was quite a large specimen for a department store orchid too. Now I have a few orchids without my favorite oriental cache pots I need to start looking for those to put them in.