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An orchid bloom opens slowly and rarely do we actually get to experience the process. Here is a time-release
video of an orchid flower opening up to full bloom. The three sepals which make up the outer covering of the bud
were green as the bud developed. As the bud opens, the three sepals fold back to show their lovely purple
stripes. Inside the three sepals are the three petals, two large round petals to the left and right and one
petal that has formed into a lip. On other flowers the sepals are not part of the bloom in the way they are with
An orchid typically has three sepals and three petals, one of which is a lip. The picture of a Dendrobium below
illustrates this. The sepals are white and the petals are purple. The lip, a special petal that forms into a
unique shape, is also purple.
“This fall I religiously followed your advice, creating an environment of shortened
days and lower temps in order to encourage blooming...I was successful. FINALLY!! Thank you, thank you!!
Both of my plants decided to bloom and they look beautiful. I wanted to share the good news and
my gratitude with you. Thanks again!”Laurie J.
“The potting medium you sent is gorgeous!! It's superior to the bark I've been
buying at Lowe's. I can't imagine what (my orchids) will do when I put them in your potting mix. It even
smells fresh!! Many, many thanks. I'll be ordering from you again.”
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