Is this crown rot? (Pictures)
Hi everyone -
I have had this orchid for about a year now, and it's always been very pretty, up until a month ago. I think it is a phal. of some sort, although the leaves are weird.
The crown is probably six inches tall. About four months ago, the plant spiked and bloomed (had one bud blast). A month ago, ALL of the leaves turned to mush, and started dying from the bottom, up. All of the roots shriveled away and died. The crown turned black, and when I went to pick up the plant yesterday, the plant shook a bit and a third of the crown fell off. I've been wanting to repot it for some time now, but 1) am not sure WHERE to place the ribosome, since it is so tall and 2)I don't really think it's going to make it, if it isn't already completely dead.