Doritaenopsis Jungo City
Switching gears from the young phal gigantea, here is the largest of the orchids in my order. Dtps. Jungo City is another of my attempts to acquire a red phalaenopsis. While I'm not expecting any true scarlet out of this one, pictures online seem to show a very pleasing deep magenta for the blooms.
The phal is fairly large, with the longest leaf measuring at just over 9". The orchid is growing in sphagnum moss in a 5" plastic pot. There are 3 mature leaves, and one new leaf growing. The roots near the base of the plant all seem firm and healthy, and I do not plant to disturb the media to investigate any further.
Since the sphagnum looks really fresh and the orchid seems healthy, I decided to not repot. I will try to continue growing it in the sphagnum for the next year. I should be able to judge wetness of the media using the skewer method in the same way as I do with my bark mixes.