I genuinely respect orchids…
My favorite is the white “phalaenopsis”. Many believe they are a needy complex species. I believe they are a hardy independent genus. They ask for little…give so much. Beautiful blooms visit a minimum of 3 months. After their visit the stem is cut just above one of the stem nodules and patience waits. They require little attention. The long erect roots that shoot from the base capture from the sky the majority of moisture required for survival. Six months may pass before their return. Gradually… a new stem will shoot either from the stem nodule or the base of the plant.
The blooms above span 5 inches. One plant survived the winter here all alone. They just seem so happy..asking for so little…giving me so much. I believe that all they really ask of me is a westerly view of the water before them. This allows the “Sun” to nourish their heavy body’s as the “Diamonds” feed their silent Souls.