A very dehydrated looking psychopsis
It was bound to happen eventually; my psychopsis mariposa was far too dry and rootless to sustain a flower spike. Once I noticed that the spike tip was dry and dead, I cut the entire spike off. I also repotted the orchid into sphagnum moss, in hopes of maintaining a more even humidity around the orchid's base. None of the old roots remain, so if this orchid has any hope for survival, it will have to grow new roots.
Drying spike on sick psychopsis