Den Phal care?
Hi. The husband of my best friend from 7th grade(!) bought a "Dendrobium Phaelopsis" at a silent auction a few months back. They live in NC. I've been successful w/ this orchid, but cultural conditions may be too different in MN.
Any suggestions for care? It appears to be in alifor but not semi-hydro. He's been watering it by passing it under water from the kitchen faucet x number of times, x number of days/week. He was out of town, and before my friend sent the pix, I told her to submerge it in water for 2 hours. I also said the small saucer won't make an appreciable difference in humidity, and I know people have different opinions on that one.
Perhaps a medium that holds more water? N Carolina's not *that* humid! If he uses sphag w/ maybe 20% bark and waits till the sphag's crispy dry on top before watering - what do you think?
Or a good bark mix, if he's willing to check a skewer periodically?
Thanks for any tips you can pass along.