Just wondering if someone can help.... I've been reading up as much as I can on different advices in regard to Phalaenopsis Orchids.... I received one as a gift, and they are my favourite flower, yet I seem to be having problems as a grower... I had an orchid before, was in an apartment that was often warm and humid, and it flourished. Now, with my new orchid, I am in an apartment that is often damp and cool. My orchid came to me with about 10 blooms, each lasting approx. 3 weeks before falling off (not all at the same time, but one by one, spread apart by a couple days), which I think is normal, as I do not know how long they were blooming for before I got it. 3 of the 5 leaves yellowed and dropped as well. Now, I had 3 new buds starting off of the 3 separate "branches" on my orchid. They haven't gotten bigger since they first grew, and one turned yellow and shriveled up. I trimmed the one that went yellow off an inch from the yellowing, leaving much of the "branch", and I decided to take off all the matter my orchid is situated in and examine the roots, many of which are rotted and soft. I have trimmed these, and it has left one very long root, a medium sized root and a few small roots..... I have repacked the roots with the matter ( i believe to be sphagnum moss) added some orchid fertilizer at 1/2 strength, and soaked well under water, allowing it to drain before putting it back into the clay pot. Is it how chilly and damp it is in my apartment that is causing the roots to rot, the buds to yellow and die, and the leaves to fall? Help!!! (I have added a couple pictures of my orchid, along with the one "branch" that yellowed and I trimmed, and a picture of all of the rotted roots).