Hi everyone, Im new in this forum!.. Im kind of a newbie in the Orchids world.. and I kind of have some questions... I bought a phal a year ago... I supposed it had special needs and care, so I made a big research on internet... I saw that I couldnt do much until the blooming season was out... So I waited for her to drop all the flowers... As Soon as it did, I Repoted into an orchid pot, and used special Orchid mix (Vigoro Orchid Mix)... It grew two leaves during the summer, So I guessed that I was doing everything fine... Yesterday I saw another nice Orchid at the market, and I decided to buy it.. And As I was checking it out, I could notice it had roots all over the place! .... So I was kind of curious to see what was happening inside my old phal's pot... I removed a little bark, and then more and more.. and I finally noticed that my Phal, has barely any roots... I would say it kind of looks like this: http://www.orchidboard.com/communit...rvive-if-i-cut-off-all-its-roots-img_4408.jpg I was very surprised to see that... I dont know what im doing wrong.... - Im not over watering it.. - I have it outside in my porch, it doesnt gets direct sunlight, but it gets really nice light, and ventilation.. Could it be that root has a lot of ventilation?? I noticed my new orchid comes in a plastic container, and it doesnt has much ventilation, and it has a lot of roots... it looks like this: http://amebse.nchu.edu.tw/orchids_cultivation14.files/image006.jpg Here is a picture of my orchid... I hope someone can help me out with this... thanks a loooot!