I'm good at many things. I am not very good at houseplants. I often joke it is a good thing children don't need to be watered...I am pretty good at gardening though. My treasured housekeeper D gave me this Orchid for Women's Day. It came with a bloom on it, it was lovely for a little while. Then it just looked stark. I visited a friend's home and ALL of her orchids had blooms on them. I asked her her secret hoping I would not kill my gift. My friend M showed me the fake blossoms on a stem stuck in each plant. On my next IKEA trip, I picked up a stem of orchid blossoms and stuck it in the plant. Just the other day I looked at my orchid and thought, wait a minute the blossoms I bought are white! My orchid has a lovely flower and several more buds! I have not yet killed it, it is flourishing!