Help! Severely Compacted Roots!
A few months ago I attended an Orchid show and purchased a few of them. One is labeled dendrobium thyrsiflorum. I have done some reading up on this species but cannot figure out what to do next. I went to repot a "Love Passion" orchid only to find it full of bugs and mostly dead. I bought it from a grower at the show and didn't think I needed to worry. When I took it out of the pot I saw that it seemed there was too much medium stuffed in with it and no room for movement or breathing. I then went to check on the dendrobium thyrsiflorum and founds its roots so heavily compacted that they are growing flat (not round) and I cant loosen the roots from around the medium. They are stuck together! There are some rotting roots and I am not sure what my next move should be in order to save the plant. Help!