I have acquired me three unwell phalaenopsis orchids from a friend. I took the plants out of the pot and removed all the rotted brown roots and only left the green ones.
I mixed their bark with some coconut fibre and pebbles as I had to think on my feet and try and find something to replace the moss hah...Only enough to coat each piece of bark. Will this be alright until my payday in ten days? I would also like to know a good online brand of orchid potting mix I can buy if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be very grateful.
I have extensively researched these wonderful orchids on YouTube and watched hundreds of videos but knew the best place to come and ask how to care for them now was here!
Do you guys drench your orchids for an hour at every watering?
Is a west facing windowsill alright for their environment?
Also how often should I mist ?
Thank you so much for reading this . Here are some photographs.
This one I got with the black holes already there, three weeks ago..
It's shot a new leaf so assuming it's recovering. What can you tell me about those black spots? It lost a lot of roots to rot that I removed when I received it.
Also. Since I've had these, they are getting dark pigment appear on their leaves. Is this a good or bad thing?