I had thought that if anything could survive in our hot apartment all day it would be an orchid. They appear to practically grow wild all over Bangkok, so it seemed reasonable that it would thrive here with lots of sun and a healthy bit of water.
Unfortunately, in a matter of two weeks this perky pink orchid that we picked up at church via a donation to the fund for a new building (above, in its first day in our apartment), has already succumbed to some sort of droopy, wilty sadness (shown below in its current state). The leaves look okay, but those flowers….goners.
I’ve hidden the sad orchid out of range of the hopeful-looking balcony garden seedlings.
Has anyone had more success with growing an orchid inside? I’d love some tips!