I have a Phrag. Mem. Dick Clements (besseae x flavum sargentianum 'Birchwood') which bloomed a few weeks ago. It's planted in Orchiata (I'm not affiliated with Orchita in any way other than I use it). The bloom lasted about 2-3 weeks. Now, the bottom portion of the 'trunk' is turning much lighter than the rest of the plant. I'd not be surprised if I lost it but am trying to figure out why. In order to reduce stress on it, I cut off the bloom stalk, took it out of the pot, cut off the dead roots and re-potted it, again, in Orchiata mainly because that was all I had as a medium. It is in a S-S/W facing window with a sheer curtain at the window. I water it twice a week and give it a plant food with extra Cal/Mag and now since it's Fall, I'll start feeding it only once a month. I had had a besseae a few years ago which I kept sitting in saucer of water as recommended by the grower but didn't attempt to do that this time as the besseae turned pale, the leaves became spotted, and it died Might someone be kind enough to help me with this situation? I'd post a pic. of it but my photo sharing program isn't recognizing my camera. Thank you, Leeflea.