I just received a small phalaenopsis potted in sphagnum moss about a week ago. I watered it today when the media was pretty much dry, and I noticed that it took a very long time for the water to filter out the bottom holes of the pot. The water first pooled at the top of top for 3-5 seconds, then finally drained to the bottom. (quả óc chó)
I've never really taken care of an orchid before, but from what I read and judging by the amount of time it took for the water to filter down the pot, I have a feeling that something bad will happen if I do not repot my orchid ... What do you think? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
First thing that I'd recommend for you is to get a wooden skewer and stick it in the media, the top layer of sphagnum may be bone dry but underneath it won't be, so you leave the skewer in the media and check to see if it's dry before watering. Second thing is, check under that top layer of sphag, you want to see if they just wrapped the old decomposing media with new sphag
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