You're not supposed to wet the leaves ... well ... for the last seven years this plant has had its leaves soaked from time to time.
At night the room shouldn't fall below 55 degrees Fahrenheit ... it has had to suffer much, much lower temperatures than that.
The only thing that I've been doing right is not to allow them to sit in water!
These flowers have almost pure white petals with a little splash of colour in the heart.
However they are a constant source of pleasure and I never become tired of their waxy purity. There is so much around us all the time to lift our spirits and cause us to wonder at creation's beauty.
I don't really know anything about orchids ... there's information available if I ever want to find out what are the varieties that I have ... but for now I'm content simply to admire.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed
where'er I turn my eye;
if I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky.
There's not a plant or flower below
but makes thy glories known;
and clouds arise, and tempests blow,
by order from thy throne.
His hand is my perpetual guard;
he keeps me with his eye:
why should I then forget the Lord,
who is for every nigh?
Church Hymnal number 28 verses 4, 5 and 7.
"I sing the almighty power of God... " by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)