Orchid flowers grow back very slowly, even under ideal conditions. Flower spikes develop with proper fertilization, light and water. The plant also needs cool night temperatures and proper pruning.
Fertilize orchids once a month. They need 12 hours of strong, indirect light each day. If the days are long and hot, water the plant every five days. If it is cooler, water less often. Exposing the orchid to four weeks of 55 degree temperatures at night helps stimulate new blooms. Remove the spent flower stems by cutting them above a node but below the lowest flower. A new flowering branch may grow from that point.Learn More
In the traditional language of flowers, yellow chrysanthemums symbolize slighted love. Yellow flowers of other species, such as roses, carnations and lilies, can symbolize jealousy, loss of love, rejection or falsity.Full Answer >
One of the most important tips for successfully growing tomatoes is to plant them in a location that receives a minimum of 10 hours of sunlight per day. If possible, the location should also be sheltered from the wind to prevent damage.Full Answer >
The sensitive mimosa requires full sun or partial shade, temperatures above 65 degrees Fahrenheit and well drained, fertilized soil to survive. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens states that, despite its name, the sensitive mimosa is a hardy plant that can thrive with the proper care.Full Answer >
Chrysanthemums require lots of water and fertilizer, rich soil with good drainage and full sun. In warmer climates, they're grown as perennials. In cooler climates, they can be grown as annuals. They are excellent flowers for hardiness zones 3 to 9.Full Answer >