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Phal orchid with soft limpy leaves

hi from sharonkay: I am a new member of orchidgeeks. I have a question about a phal orchid that I got from a friend at work. The orchid had 2 old dried spikes and was potted in old bark. I cut the dried spike, repotted the orchid in fresh bark/coconut chunk mix from repotme.com. I watered and fertilized it a little. I have it in my upstairs spare bedroom that gets good light in the morning. I also supplement it with artificial light using a CFL bulb. The leaves are somewhat soft and droopy. I also watch many videos by Miss Orchid Girl on Youtube.
Some of the leaves are slightly wrinkled. The roots are in good shape and not rotting. I will upload some photos of it. Will it take a few weeks or months for this orchid to get back in good shape? thanks
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What were the roots like when you repotted it?
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the roots are in good shape. When I repotted it, there were very few bad roots. It may be suffering from transplant shock, but I am not sure. The crown and stem is also in good condition. my phone does not take very good photos. I would like to have this phal focus on growing new roots and new leaves. I don't want to stress it too much. I did cut off the bad roots before I repotted it.
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It is also possible that the plant has a large-leafed species in its background. Phal. gigantea is one. I know that there are hybrids with leaves that are pendulous and perfectly healthy. Given that the roots are in good shape, time will tell what the new leaves look like.
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