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This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis assistance needed. within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Oh-oh! Be sure you are poking your finger halfway down inside the pot to check ...
Oh-oh! Be sure you are poking your finger halfway down inside the pot to check for moisture before watering. If you feel any moisture at all, don't water! You want to have planted in the medium you intend it to remain in, so it grows the type of roots aclimated to those conditions. If you want to keep an eye on the growing roots, you could look for a clear plastic continer to use as a pot, see the grwth of any roots along the edge of the container, even see condensation on the inside of the pot so you know it isn't time to water yet.
When I first bought the orchid at ----------, it was originally planted in sphagnum moss in a tiny pot. Could it be that the roots are accustomed to the moss, hence why they're not growing well in the bark medium I have them planted in right now? Sorry for the continuous questions - I just want to make sure it makes it through the rough.
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