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by killiecrankie ( edited 10 Nov 2016 ) 10 Nov 2016

About 2 yrs ago we came home to find a sick cattleya orchid had been left at our front door.My husband repotted it & put it in the green house.

Look at it now , 15 flowers on 3 stems .
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by vickiannette 12 Nov 2016

a real stunner and would be worth quite a few $$ I'm guessing.

by cfidl 11 Nov 2016

That is beautiful! He must have a green thumb.

by jrob Moderator 11 Nov 2016

Someone knew the correct hospital steps to drop this beauty off.

by lucy12345 10 Nov 2016

Beautiful, such a pretty colour. Good work

by katydid 10 Nov 2016

Beautiful orchid. The person who dropped it, surly knew who to give it to. The only orchids that I have ever had were corsages. Kay

by dee 10 Nov 2016

gorgeous Thanks

by noah 10 Nov 2016

can you please send me a slip of this wonderful plant???Love it hugs:):)

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 11 Nov 2016

Thank you.The poor thing would instantly die of frost bite.

by dennis999 10 Nov 2016

A beautiful cattleya clearly looked after with great care.

by sdrise 10 Nov 2016

Absolutely Beautiful!! Just a little TLC and not matter what you touch with that TLC it blooms!

by baydreamer 10 Nov 2016

Just beautiful!

by jenne 10 Nov 2016

Oh! I love it so pretty.

by asterixsew Moderator 10 Nov 2016

A stunning flower. Well done to your husband on the tlc. This is what I love about gardening

by airyfairy 10 Nov 2016

Looking absolutely fantastic

by shirley124 10 Nov 2016

Beautiful. Hugs

by gerryvb 10 Nov 2016

wow, so beautiful, plants and human beings we all can grow and blossom with love.......

by pennifold 10 Nov 2016


This is just beautiful, I wish I could grow them. Love Chris

airyfairy by airyfairy 10 Nov 2016

Chris, I am not very good with house plants either but I do have an orchid that flowers for me every year

asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Nov 2016

Chris you probably give them too much tlc. I see to my orchids every two weeks or so and we get along fine

dennis999 by dennis999 10 Nov 2016

Ah Caroline, I didn't know you were an orchid officianado. I keep orchids myself.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 11 Nov 2016

I kill cut flowers about 95% rate.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 11 Nov 2016

Dennis what type of orchids do you grow? We often see cool climate orchids we like but can not grow because it is too warm for them here.

by sandralane 10 Nov 2016

This is a terrific rescue for the sick orchid, given a new life it is simply stunning Mr green fingers. Well done I bet the previous owner would like it back. I should be telling them NO way at all. Sandra.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 11 Nov 2016

Thank you.I saw the person who left it last Sunday at the markets where I was selling husbands other orchids.I think he was envious when I told him about it.

by crafter2243 Moderator 10 Nov 2016

Absolutely gorgeous. You have a green thumb with orchids. I only know how to kill them.

dennis999 by dennis999 10 Nov 2016

The biggest risk to any orchid is to pamper over it too much.

jrob by jrob 11 Nov 2016

Dennis, I've heard to drop 2 ice cubes on the soil every 2 weeks. Any truth in that?

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 11 Nov 2016

Orchids don't like to be wet,need to dry out between waterings.It has been a very wet year here & some of the orchids died or are not flowering.