I bought a pot of Phalaenopsis Orchid while its flower was almost dead a few months ago. Several weeks later I bought another pot with no flowers on it. I've been keeping both pots in the sitting room at a North-facing window with not a lot of sun, and appropriate humidity. The manual says to water once a week, I followed it when I first bought it, assing the orchid food drops into water, but as I live in a very humid area, I increased watering intervals to twice a month or so.
Question about pot #1:
The first pot's only flower fell off a couple of weeks ago, and afterwards started blooming/blossoming. It looks very fresh and happy and the flowers are coming, and there's a new step growing as well.
- It's not growing vertically, so shall I hook it up to the support stand thing to keep it straight or is there a chance I may damage it?
Questions about pot #2:
The leaves of the second pot are getting more and more withered and one of them is turning yellow. The roots don't seem to be in a good condition, either. and the whole plant can come off easily from the pot, as if it's not well settled in it.
- What should I do to maintain the roots and the flower's health?
I searched before posting, and I read the answer to this question: My orchid has one yellowing leaf. What's gone wrong? but I think mine is slightly different, as I have one other pot at the same condition doing pretty well.
P.S. Both pots are kept in the bigger ceramic/porcelain pots.