I bought this $5 orchid in a farmer's market after I came back from France and it is still alive! These blooms here are actually seconds! I'm stunned with its will to live under my care, though I did pay more attention to it then I would before. I water it the same time every week with the same amount and I play piano to it cause I heard plants prefer pleasant sounds than cacophonies. My fingers are crossed and hoping it will live for awhile longer.