I brought my dead orchid back to life!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
I have totally earned my Green Thumb!
(let's just pretend that one's green...)
I had this beautiful orchid that my son bought me about a year ago. It finished blooming. I was following the directions it came with and I figured it would just bloom again soon.
And the leaves started drooping.
And one turned brown and fell off.
This plant was DEAD.
But I didn't want to give up. I looked at many online resources and youtube videos and figured I'd give it my best shot.
So... Following all the instructions... I unpotted the plant and tried to clean the roots. When I was done there was only ONE very short, but still somewhat healthy, root left. Many websites said it would be almost impossible to bring it back... Even for an experienced orchid breeder.
They clearly have not met me!!! I do like a challenge.
So I got some supplies and found ONE great video online about how to try and revive an almost dead orchid.
This was about a month ago.
This morning, when I was caring for it....
That light green right in the center is a NEW LEAF!!!!
I did it!!!
Moral of the story?
NOTHING is impossible - no matter how many people tell you it is!