Took my orchid out of the pot and now cant get it fully back in
Hello, I was recently gifted a phalenopsis orchid with two VERY tall stems each with many blooms on it. It is gorgeous and I would like to do as much as possible to keep it alive! I took the plant out of its plastic pot to inspect its root system and the planting media to see what shape it in. In doing this I lost some media and when I tried to put the plant back in the pot I cant get it as deep into the pot as it was. Now there is a quarter inch of space at the bottom that is partially filled with media but not entirely and there are some gaps in the root ball that are not as solidly filled as before. Im not sure if I should pull the plant out and try to fill all this in again as I was not very successful the first time and the plant is in bloom so I dont want to stress it again. Is it okay for there to be space where the roots are not filled in or some space in the bottom of the pot? The plant is pretty well supported but not as thoroughly as before. Also do I need to be concerned about the roots that are now more exposed? And lastly, while I was inspecting the roots I noticed deep in the rootball, directly below the plant base there are these yellowish short roots. Are these new growth that just are not dark green yet or are they rotting and if so what do I do?
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