Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A few weeks ago I purchased a Phalaenopsis Orchid from Wal-Mart's clearance section for $5.00. It was pretty beat up and not blooming so I had know idea what color it was going to be. I also have no idea on the identification other than it is a Phalaenopsis Orchid.

Last Week the Orchid started budding and now has 7 buds on it. One of the buds has opened to reveal the mystery. It is a beautiful white Phalaenopsis Orchid. The inner lip is yellow, orange and red. Another bud is going to open any day now and pretty soon it will be in full bloom. Stay tuned for the White Phalaenopsis Orchid in full bloom!







Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon!

3 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

What a gorgeous orchid for a great price!

Niels Plougmann said...

Hey - I have about 15 Phalopnosis orchids and they are so easy to care for! I just place them in the sink for 10 minuttes once a week - that is all. Your orchid is beautiful. Here they cost from 20 dollars and up.

Angie said...

That is exactly what my orchid looks like! I'm so glad I found your post on this, now I know what it's called! I bought mine at the grocery store, it was on sale for $12 from $30. It had a bunch of buds on it. The little care card said to put it in indirect sunlight so I placed her on my kitchen counter. 2 of the blooms opened but fell off soon after. None of the other buds opened and they fell off too. I figured that the plant wasn't getting enough light (The only windows I have are west facing sliding glass doors so my house is pretty dark)so I moved it out to the front porch (it's covered). It seems to like it better out there because it has bloomed a flower that has been there for weeks and weeks and weeks! I call it my perpetual orchid. If you go to my blog you will see it. The photo was taken in the evening, without flash and with a flashlight shinning behind it, that's why it has that warm coloring to it but in real life, it's as white as yours, it's exaclty the same. Don't you think that funny little spotted part in the center looks like a leopard head?
I'm very impressed with your progress in gardening. I'd say you've gone from beginner to pro super fast! I'm still trailing behind...

Cheers!

~Angie~