This orchid was dumped to me quite a while back (probably more than a year ago) as many people do not like to kill plants themselves or maybe the person thinks I can do something to save it. Whatever it is, I had no experience with orchids. TBH, I am still learning even till this day.
When it arrives, all the leaves were infected, the roots were all rotten - soft and black. It was seriously very horrible looking ! I trimmed down to what I think is reasonable size (leftover) to survive - left a short stick (as per pic) and no root. During this time, I was figuring out how to nurse it back to health.
With sheer determination, I continued to water and add my organic compost to this orchid every week, after 1 year (maybe more) of persistent work, finally, it loves me enough to start new growth - TWO not just one NEW SHOOTS !
Sometimes, you think your plants are bad and you would like to throw them away or kill them. My take is DON'T - plants have lives like we do. Even if you have "burnt" your plants using unsuitable materials/mediums/methods, you can still slowly adjust it back to life.
You just need to change your habits, be mindful of what you used and maybe do a bit of cleanup, everything can be resolved. We just need to set out our own learning journey, be observant, be persistent and be patience. All will be well !
Thanks for reading !
Happy gardening !