Sorry I missed this question the first time around! The seedling sp Phal I lost was situated crown down, which is usually the way I will mount them. I just didn't have particular luck with this batch of 4 seedlings. Eventually lost 3 of the 4 I had. No. 4 is Alive but not thriving as yet. I'm hoping our warm humid spring and summer wakes it up. I know the old saying that you need to kill your weight in orchids before you know what you are doing, but I'm hoping not to have to go that far.