For the start of my new business in May, I was given a beautiful orchid as a
present. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with how to best care for orchids
(or many other plants/flowers for that reason) but based upon the simple
instructions given to me by the gift-giver, I was told to keep it away from
direct sunlight and avoid over-watering.
So far, to date, I have managed to keep this beautiful creation alive and
looking healthy...the orchid is exposed to indirect light and I will spray
mist the flower perhaps once every two weeks...
However, I have now been noticing that its petals are wilting backwards
(like a dog with its ears back).
Could someone please help me with care instructions as I don't want to end
up killing my lovely orchid. Sorry, but don't have a digital camera so can't
provide photos....each flower has five petals with each petal being white
and spotted with pink/purple blotches...from the middle of the flower
protrudes what I can only describe as a deep purple "jaw"...
If someone could please provide me with the name (if possible, from my
sparse description), and how best to keep the flower alive.
couple of days for answers...
Ian, the orchid neophyte