Upon my nightly scuttle, I happened upon a very nice phalaenopsis.
Im a sucker for the Doom-Bin plants at the back of the supermarket.
However, I normally never buy orchids because im very skilled at killing them.
Also, I dont really know much about them. I currently have a vanilla orchid,
but thats the extent of my orchidry.
Is there anything special I should do for the orchids? Im planning on introducing
the new one with my nepenthes.
Also, Should I be worried about orchid viruses? Im extremely distru****l of
supermarket orchids and have no idea how to tell if they are diseased or not.
I would rather not infect my vanilla orchid, as it has just started to grow for me.
The Culprit : Note the leaves. They are extremely floppy and un- rigid to the touch. Almost like a rubber mat.
However, the media is near desert dryness. This was a 5$ orchid afterall.
The lowest leaf feels like that of a grandmotherly character.
Final Concern - One leaf was crushed on something long before I got to it, but the leaf itself is splitting straight down the middle. Is this accident or Virus?
Is there anything to worry about or is this a clean orchid??