Thanks, Mafate. First, I must wish every woman in ST a lovely International Women`s Day. Here is a rose from my own garden for all women.
Then to my mix. I use for Paphs small-sized, to bigger ones also some bigger-sized pine bark, perlite, and sometimes vermiculite. That`s the basic mix. Then I add one-third charcoal made from deciduous trees. I sometimes add dried cow manure or some other fertilizer, and I have used dried leaves, which I have chopped in the mix. Last time I did not. Earlier I also used adder's fern (Polypodium vulgare), which contains a lot of sugar, but not for several years now. When I plant, then, depending on the species, I add sphagnum moss and/or peat, for some more and some less or not at all. You know in peat there you can find, if you buy a BIG amount peat to garden, there are tiny amounts really fibrous peat. That is what I use in small amounts. I will add a picture of the rung. pot from a side view, you can see the material, at least a little bit. When I got the plant, there was nothing wrong with it, but I still think, that after I changed the mix, it looked livelier very soon, and the new shoot had stronger colour from the beginning. Let`s hope I didn`t forgot anything.