What to do when Orchid Stops Blooming And Blooms Fall Off?
(Long Island, NY)
I received a Phalaenopsis orchid at Easter (end of April)and it had several beautiful pink blooms and buds. The orchid has continued to bloom and it seemed when one bloom was about to burst forth one other one would fall off. It has lasted until now. (Early August. I keep it indoors in light. I have watered it and fertilized it regularly according to directions). The two remaining flowers fell off within the past couple of days, there are no more buds and I'm not sure what to do. The leaves seems to be a healthy green and in fact, a new leaf is emerging. Is the plant in a rest or stagnant period? Should the stem be cut back? Can you advise if I have lost this plant or if this is a typical cycle the plant goes through and what I can do to encourage new growth and blooms?? Thank you.