Help?! New phal with weird growth on roots.
I bought this Phal today at Ikea and apparently was far less careful than I realised when checking the roots as I found this when I got home.
Does anyone know what this could be? And do I need to remove it straight away or would it be ok for a few days till I get cinnamon and bark to do a proper repot?
The rest of the plant seems to be healthy,
And the roots are ok, there's a small amount of rotten ones but the bulk of them look all right.
When I bought it the roots were soaked through, so I'm letting it dry. I've also kept it in the packaging as previous orchid's I've bought tend to drop buds when I bring them home, so i'm leaving it on to acclimate them. Will this help in the slightest or should I just get that off to help it dry out?
I'm very much a newbie in this so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
p.s. sorry for the badly lit photos. Our flats wiring is beyond dodgy and lightbulbs keep dying quicker than I can replace them