Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:32
There is so much advice - but as before, it depends on the type of orchid! All of mine have ceramic or plastic pot covers.
Since my last post the spider orchid (orthontiglossum?) has been filled with heavily scented blooms, to my surprise as has the other one from Wyevale - both have softer leaves that flop out of the pot.- same treatment as the phalenopsis, watering once a week - I stand them in a washing up bowl and water from the top, allowing them to stand in the water for around an hour, than lifting out, draining and putting back in their pot covers. The others seem to be producing new shoots, slowly. Patience. is definitely needed, and my plants have not read the book!
My son follows this procedure when I am away (for a month at a time) and he thinks they are the easiest plant he has ever looked after!