Today while watering the bathroom plants,
I noticed my poor Sharry Baby Orchid has what I think is a spike!!
Last year, after my Sharry Baby Orchid bloomed, I re-potted her in a semi-hydro method.
I was having problems not over watering her,
and was worried I would kill her,
semi-hydro was supposed to take care of that.
I just used a plastic food container,
with drain holes about half way up, and clay pellets instead of soil or bark.
Then I put her in my sunny kitchen window,
because I had read they like a lot of sun.
AND I wanted to make sure she was enjoyed.
Her leaf tips spotted up,
but in bright light that is supposed to be ok.
(Yellowing came later)
THEN her once smooth, fat bulbs started shriveling!!!
Not ok at all!!
So she went back to my well lit bathroom.
(I apoligized profusly! And, much to my pleasure, she graciously forgave me:)
while in the bathroom,
her new leaves are thick and green,
and new blubs have been full and plump.
(a sign of a happy orchid)
So, with the excitement of the possible spike, I treated her to a nice shower (to remove the layer of dust).
I trimmed off ALL the yellow, dead, or ugly.
Told her I loved her, as I took her picture,
then came to share my Sharry Baby love on my blog!!
See it? See the all exciting spike????
(on the left, the tiny little point:)
Oh Sharry Baby, how I love thee...
Let me count the ways...
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