This is for my friend, John, who’s lamenting that his orchid cactus isn’t doing much these days. Looking a bit like Medusa, this is my orchid cactus

orchid cactus

Native to South America, it’s a little taste of the tropics, right here in Rhode Island. The blooms are about 6″ across…

orchid cactus abloom

No smell. But there are scented varieties out there. This one stays indoors until May, then I stick it in part sun/part shade and water it almost daily all summer. In June and July, it busts out about 100 fire-engine red blooms over the course of about a month…

orchid cactus closeup

I’ll lug the whole 50 lb pot back inside in late October. Well worth the workout, if ya ask me.

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3 Responses to “wowza!”

  1. john says:

    Oh yeah, mine totally looks like taht too… I thought it was supposed to do something special. Oh well.

  2. Brook says:

    it doesn’t do windows, john.

  3. john says:

    It doesnt do anything like what yours is doing… Including windows.