This is my second post on the Orchid Board and I just want to say everyone is so warm and helpful, I could not be more grateful or impressed. So thank you all for being so amazing!
In sadder news: I have had this Phal for a couple of weeks, and yesterday morning I gave it a good, thorough soaking, then fertilized it for the first time.
By the time I came home in the evening, I found the medium and roots COVERED in tiny, very round, shiny little black bugs.
They moved pretty slowly, and after doing much research, I poked them with a stick and they did NOT jump, which disappointed me greatly as that seemed to be a sign that my plant will be fine.
I did however, poke something very different (pale and egg shaped) this morning and IT jumped, but this doesn't make me feel much butter.
It's now been about 27 hours since I watered the Phal and I can only find one of the round black bugs. Still, if anyone has any advice (so I can stop crying, ha), it would be so appreciated.
(This is as close as I could get with my camera last night during the invasion)
Couple closer, from the side. (Sorry, so gross!)
Thank you very much for your time.