Orchids are the perfect winter flower because their blooms last so long, bringing color to the sometimes bleak January days.
Here's how I care for my orchid to ensure it will bloom again:
- I cut the stem down to about one inch tall and keep the green leaves intact.
- Then I dab a touch of cinnamon on the open part of the stem (promise I'm not a botanical witch doctor, this works as a natural fungicide).
- I keep the orchid outside on our porch and water just until damp, every one to two weeks. Orchids love drops in temperatures and cool California evenings are just perfect.