help! what plant is this

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by andiwm2003, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #1
    ok, my GF's house plant deceased while in my care. the autopsy is unconclusive so I deny any wrongdoing. that stupid plant could have said something about needing water.....:eek:

    anyway, I would like to switch it to a identical living version before tuesday.:cool:

    but i don't know what kind of weed this is. you can not smoke it. the only surviving pics are these.

    Please help and let me know what it is and where to get it.

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #3
    It's some kind of orchid. Too bad you don't have a picture of the flowers as orchids are incredibly diverse. It's going to be next to impossible to find an identical plant.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #4
    As long as you don't kill her pet or kid by forgetting to feed and water them, I'm sure she will understand you are cursed with a black thumb and quite deadly to plants and should be watched around kids and pets until you can be proved capable.
     
  4. andiwm2003 thread starter macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #5
    thanks, i think it is an orchid. it didn't blossom in the last 4 years so i think i get away with getting a similar orchid and make sure it will never blossom.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #7
    I think you should just fess up to what happened. Tell her you'll buy her another one to replace it, and take her to dinner as a makeup present.
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #8
    It's an orchid of some sort. We need some pictures of the stem or flowers to help you further.
     
  7. IBradMac macrumors 68000

    IBradMac

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Location:
    Ohio
  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Folding space
    #10

    Attached Files:

    • H2.jpg
      H2.jpg
      File size:
      17.1 KB
      Views:
      165
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030

    .Andy

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Location:
    The Mergui Archipelago
    #11
    ^^^^that's cute. Get that for your girlfriend instead :)^^^^^^

    It's a phaleanopsis.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #12
    That's quite the possibility. OP, you should probably buy her a dub just to be sure.
    Yeah dude, we saw that you know the fancy word for orchid already. Good for you.
     
  11. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    #13
    I'm not a botanist but looking at the photo, the plant doesn't seem "dead" like dead.
    Certainly thirsty, though.
    AFAIK, Orchids are pretty resilient.

    Edit: Hmm... or do you mean those were photos before?
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

    .Andy

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Location:
    The Mergui Archipelago
    #14
    Apparently not "dude". Our friend with the 138 IQ managed to miss it. Cool gimmick attitude though.
     
  13. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Location:
    having a drink at Milliways
    #15
    if these are the photos of the current state of your orchid, it's not dead by any means.
    most common orchids needs very frequent watering by immersion, because typically the 'dirt' they grow in is not dirt and it doesn't retain much water.

    just remove the dead leaves, put it in the sink, soak it in water, drip the excess water and place it back in a shadowy area. repeat every couple of days.
    also, gently re-direct the roots to inside the vase. be gentle as they break easily.

    if it is fully dead 9or even if it is not), on the other hand, got to a flower shop and buy her a new orchid in full bloom. she'll appreciate.
     
  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #16
    Perhaps, but if she has a name for it, run like Hell. :p
     
  15. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #17
    I normally don't read threads before I post in them. Character flaw, I suppose.
    EDIT: and for simple 'answer the question' type threads, I normally don't even read them after I post. I occasionally check if people quote me, but if the subject doesn't interest me, then I don't devote any extra time to it.
     
  16. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    #18
    That's not an orchid.........it's a makeshift urinal at Frat parties.:D
     

Share This Page