Orchid Flop — it sounds like some sort of malady, and it very well could be. My second orchid, which had six lovely shiny buds on it, failed to have one, single bloom open. The photo above shows the last bud after it had started to wither — I gently pinched and forced it open, more to see what colour it would have been than anything. And it would have been pretty indeed, don’t you think? Sigh.
This orchid, unlike the white one–which is still handsome–is planted in a mossy compound as compared to the bark-based compound of the white one. I was very careful about making sure neither sat in water, though this mossy type planting medium may have held onto more moisture. Too wet? Too dry? Both sit on the same table in bright light, but little direct sun. I’m careful to protect the leaves from hot sun.
So, it’s a mystery and a disappointment to me. I’ve cut this one back according to directions I found online, and hope that I can coax it to bloom again in a while. Anyone any ideas or suggestions? I am going to re-pot it using a bark-based medium.