Mini Phalaenopsis - Blooming and Growing

Orchid flower spikes grow slowly starting as a small formation on the orchid stem. The flower spike takes a few months to develop, and the buds on this #miniphalaenopsis open gradually one at a time. For a few weeks all of the flowers will be open at the same time. Beautiful! It takes time and patience. Beauty forms over time. Growth develops into something beautiful.
Here is a photo of my Phalaenopsis Taida Little Pretty x Phalaenopsis Zuma's Pixie 'LH9190':Phalaenopsis Taida Little Pretty x Phalaenopsis Zuma's Pixie 'LH9190'
Contrary to popular belief, orchids don’t die after their blooms fade. Yes, after a month or so, the flowers fade and fall off and the flower spike dries up. But that doesn’t mean the orchid is dead. It’s very much alive! After the blooms are spent, the orchid starts growing new leaves from the crown and new roots to support the next round of flowering and it will rebloom the following year starting at a new point a node or two above on the stem from where the last flower spike was. And the cycle repeats.
If we don’t care for our orchids or ourselves properly, then they may lose their root systems, the crown could rot, or the buds may blast (not open).
An orchid grown in cultivation needs support from their grower (you and me) to live, survive and thrive.
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Love and peace to all of my dear plant friends!
The Rare Plant Haus