Carie, I pot my encyclias in 60% medium size bark, 20% charcoal, and 20% perlite. This mix is soaked overnight in water, before potting. I also use plastic or clay pots with lots of slits for water drainage. I also DO NOT use cinnamon on roots, (only cuts on leaves ) because it's too drying. I use horicultural sulphur, instead. The sulphur kills bacteria. If the plant were mine, I would re-pot it into the above mix. I would of course, cut away ALL dead roots & bulbs, before re-potting. Just MY opinion...Betty P.S. Welcome to the Orchid Talk forum!