I've been watching some YouTube videos on re-potting orchids. As I've come to realize that my poor orchids have been pretty neglected throughout the years. I've started with these following ones. My question though is are these savable in the first place, or would you say: "girl, go and buy yourself some new ones!" ? Maybe they're way too old? My problem has always been: I forget to water them, I've never re-potted them, I don't use fertilizer. Hmm, I'd like to attach some pictures here, but I don't know how to do it. (When I click on image it says URL: I don't know how to use that. I've just got the pictures saved on the computer.) So let me try to describe the first two orchids that I've started with. How long I've had them, I don't know, but many many years. Sort of orchid: Phalaenopsis. Most roots were dead so after cutting them away, there are not that many roots left. In fact, the roots left on one of the plants are all aereal roots, or the ones that were sitting on top and not under the bark. Underneath it there's a long black thing looking like a piece of trunk (like a tree trunk) also many old flower stems (can I call it that?) that had died off and I cut off there's like little stumps of that too underneath. I have to say that it looks like my orchids have been pushing themselves upwards, and they were very high above the flower pot. Like a long trunk (like on a tree). Is this normal? Maybe it is if the orchid is old, right? Like after it's had many flowers and leaves come and go.