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I won this in a raffle about 20 years ago and it seems to thrive on neglect!! I've got no idea what type it is - but it definitely needs re-potting & some TLC!!

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robryan

OK Deborah - thanks!

Jawz

Rob, check back on your starfish puzzle!

robryan

LOL!!! This isn't a house plant Deborah!!! It's outside 24/7/365!!! I don't even think about house plants - I think you're amazing keeping them alive for 6-7 years!!! As for the outside garden - I LOVE low-maintenance plants:))) The thing I get annoyed about is when we don't get enough rain - & I can't do anything about that!!

Jawz

Kudos to you, Rob! About the longest I've ever been able to keep a house plant alive is 6-7 years...and that's an exception! Most die within the first year. I have a dumb thumb, not a green one! And I love house plants. Oh well... :)))

robryan

LOL!! That's what I'm frightened of Lia!!!! Do I kill it (maybe) with kindness or leave it?

Lia

Hello Robryan, I gather yours lives like in nature. Nature doesn't pamper or repot them and growing in wild in nooks and corners on other trees, they don't get repot either. Perhaps if you do anything to it, it could be so shocked it withers. I don't say I'm right, but it could be that way.....

robryan

Thanks Gracie - LOL!!

Graciela

20 years? just leave alone Robyn, you must be doing the right thing because it just looks fine to me!

robryan

Oh Wow!! Thanks Barb!! I really need to give it some attention though :)))

SunnyBarb25

Your orchid is a Dendrobium but I can't tell the species. Or it can be a hybrid. Very beautiful one :)

robryan

Hardly - but thanks Dave :))) I promise to re-pot it though!!

warbler

Four flowers open and six more to go. You do have the touch, Robyn!

robryan

Thanks Beekay!!

Ha!! I think it's just a tough old Orchid Sandy!! Thanks!!

That must be the secret Shirley - neglect :))) Thanks - I feel a bit better now that someone else has told me they do the same thing :)))

shirley68

Pretty orchid, Rob, I'm told they do better on neglect, to much pampering and they'll die. I have one that was a gift, I water it once in a while, hasn't died yet. :)))

chickiemama

Boy, that's been around a long time robyn. You have the magic touch.

Beekay

Very nice despite the neglect!

robryan

LOL!! Yes - now that you mention it Laura :)))) Thanks!

laurajane

Robyn, it looks like it is crying and has two little front teeth and its arms are hanging down. Does anyone else see it??

robryan

LOL!! Keep buying the tickets chookie - your luck might change :))))

I'll have to do something for it Ami - as it keeps on flowering, and all I do is water it occasionally!! It's outside summer & winter too!!

loveydear

Re-potting and TLC sound easy enough Robyn! You've had it a long time, so that's evidence you know what you're doing with it!

chookies

You were very lucky to have won such a lovely orchid, rob - the only thing I've ever won is a chook!!