I am so terrified I am going to kill this one. I have been an orchid killer in the past, but now that I have had luck with aquatic plants, and lucky bamboo (it is sort of in the water...) I figured I would try my luck with orchids again. This is my first in so many years. I think I did right by immediately replanting. I was going to hold off, but if I had waited for the blooms to die, I think the whole thing would have been rotted.
If it lives, the secret to my success will be using sphagnum moss instead of bark and dirt. If not, it was no more expensive than cut flowers, so my boyfriend won't feel bad, even if I do. On the other hand, it seems a lot more perky. I don't know how to describe it, but the leaves seems raised up towards the light in a happy sort of way. Not that you can really tell if a plant is happy... I just feel like it is happy. I know I am crazy.
Just look at the pictures!