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Hoyahead avatar @Hoyahead · 7M
GUYS 😭 I was walking around my room doing a growth check (yes, with my turbie twist on 🧖‍♀️ lol), and went over to the lil orchid babies and saw a new leaf on one! So of course I excitedly ran my finger over it and (embarrassingly) started congratulating Leilani and telling her I was proud of her, and that’s when I suddenly realized… IT’S NOT A LEAF, IT’S THE START OF A SPIKE (!!!) and I suddenly lost all brain functioning for about 2 minutes while chaotically repeating “oh my god, oh my god” and attempted to record a video explaining why this was such a huge deal for me. (P.S. — Let’s be thankful that we can’t upload videos to Greg for now, because some things are better left unseen lmao.) This freaking orchid… I’ve put her through hell. I accidentally overfertilized and burned her less than 2 weeks after getting her in March of this year. After nursing her back to health, I then stressed her out again when I moved in May. I got her as a younger orchid, so I’ve never seen her bloom irl (although I’ve seen pictures 🥵). In fact, none of my orchids have bloomed yet, I’m definitely a #NewPlantParent when it comes to orchids. Even though #Paphiopedilum orchids are terrestrial and moisture-loving, I’ve been doing a shitty job maintaining her watering schedule. TL;DR — She’s not only survived in spite of me, but my “problem” orchid just happens to be the first that will (hopefully) bloom! What are the chances?! 🥳 In case you can’t tell, I’m really f*cking excited. Brain still not fully recovered from the surge of glee. Geez, nature is pretty cool dude! 🌸 #OrchidLovers #OrchidOrg #RareOrchid #ResilientPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #NewGrowth #PlantTherapy #PlantShelfie