I got this orchid from the clearance section of Lowes
Can she bring it back? by Thagirion3, on Flickr
I wanted it because I've been looking for a yellow one but was worried how bad of shape it was. It had been dried out in full sun.
Dried and no soil by Thagirion3, on Flickr
No soil. If it didn't make it I thought at least the two pots would be worth the $5 I spent. I was unsure if I could save this one.
Repotted dying orchid by Thagirion3, on Flickr
Cut off the dead roots and repotted into perlite, bark and a top dressing of sphagnum. Cut off the flowers because it needs its energy to recover.
Bagged by Thagirion3, on Flickr
Bagged it up and put it under my lamps. This was a month ago. I slowly started to acclimate it to room temps a few days ago and last night I finally got it out of the bag.
Orchid fixed! by Thagirion3, on Flickr
Here it is now. I'm very happy to see a new leaf coming in. It will be so nice to see it with healthy leaves, but I know I have a long wait for that.