Yellow Leaves - did not soak bark
I've had orchids for years. I have terrible light in my house and only have occasional success with flowering, but I have kept some of my orchids healthy and beautiful for 5 or 6 years. Recently, I repotted a few of my orchids (only because I got new, pretty pots). I noticed that many of the roots were brown and mushy. I cut those off. The root system was not impressive and so I figured I have been overwatering. So, now I have repotted using a dry bark. I thought this would be good for getting the orchid roots on track as the bark is very dry. However, suddenly the leaves of several plants have started turning yellow and some of the leaves look wrinkled. Also, a confession -- I did not soak the bark (I did not have my glasses on and did not read the bag - I just jumped in and repotted. So, do I pull the orchids back out of the pots and soak the bark or may I simply submerge the orchids in water? It seems like I did better with sphagnum moss even though most everyone advises against this. I do better when I don't have to water as often. I like plants that thrive on neglect. If they need too much care -- I tend to kill them. Help!