This winter Brad gave me a crimson lip orchid. I decided to take it to work so I could enjoy it on a daily basis and ensure that it received sunlight and watering (I’m not the best with plants and I have a resilient plant at home that is somehow still alive after over a month of forgetting to water it).
I received my orchid in full, beautiful bloom. But as is the nature of plants, the blooms shrivel and fall off eventually.
Tuesday morning, my little bud was split with a tiny bit of crimson lip visible. When I returned from lunch on Tuesday afternoon, the bud was mostly open.
Today, I have one beautiful bloom.
Moral of the story: Plants respond well to threats.