I always have several plants sitting underneath the east-facing window in the kitchen. Recently a pair of phalaenopsis (moth orchids) have come into bloom, opening a week apart and making me feel better about them occupying my counter space. It seems a luxury to have them both blooming at once.
Their colors are not completely compatible, but they do share some coppery, peachy, apricot-like hues; one on its throat and lip, the other on its petals and sepals.
The pink one opened last week. It was a house gift in Summer 2015, I believe from my sister Cindy, and was featured in a Monday vase at the time.
The second orchid with coppery-apricot petals and sepals opened earlier this week. I probably picked this up at the grocery store at some point, needing a bit of color in the house.
Wishing you well as we move toward weekend.
That is impressive. It is saddening to see so many of the more common moth orchids sold at the Farmers’ Market, knowing that almost all get discarded after bloom.
I’m guilty but usually at least keep them around a while. Don’t really enjoy looking after house plants.
They are both so beautiful, well done getting them to flower again!
Thanks Pauline. I didn’t repot or feed them but did remember to water regularly. Just the right temperatures at that kitchen window must have helped too. Now I wish I’d given them a bit of fertilizer.
Both are very pretty. This post is a good reminder that I should give my orchids a little boost with fertilizer as they suffer from benign neglect.
Fertilizer is probably a good idea. I was smug to have remembered water.
They are so beautiful – and look like they are quite healthy, too. Kudos!
Lovely. It’s a beautiful pairing, and your macros and staging are perfection. I could stare at these for hours. Definitely frame-worthy!
Nice. I especially like the apricot one.