I have a few Phaelanopsis species mounted, gigantea, schilleriuana for example, that grow well. The other, routine hybrids we usually talk about, linger in a corner and struggle to stay alive. They do grow and bloom but after listening to an expert like George Vasquez, I realize they could do much better.
I have 3 daughters and a daughter in law who like to decorate their homes with them so I asked George to bring me a bunch of unbloomed plants. For $5.00 each, how can you loose. He did and I decided to make a little experiment. Since I am not willing to change my growing conditions for them, I mounted/potted them up in 8 different ways and will observe for a year to see which truly works best in my greenhouse.
Starting points are healthy robust Phaelies, with tags, in 4" pots in moss. I normally don't do well with them in moss but after listening to George, I will try again. The trick is to water sparingly once a week. I have to handcuff my hands behind my back but will do it this time.
Here are some of the ones in moss.