Orchid growing requires patience--lots of patience.
First of all, there are strict instructions on watering--no killing it with kindness. My orchid is to receive two ounces of water per week. So, every Wednesday, I take my shot glass of water and spray orchid food, and lavish my plant with love, for about a second. Then I leave it alone until the next week. (I spray the leaves lightly with food and spray some of it into the water I use to water it.)
After my orchid bloomed, I didn't know that it might re-bloom from the same spike. So...I cut it off. I've been caring for it and waiting for about a year. I watched little nubs develop. I watched a new spike grow and develop tiny buds. I've watched a few of the buds increase in size--one more than the other.
Today the bigger bud began to open. I feel like a new grandma.
These are the pictures. I'll post more as the flower opens. And since it's been so long in coming, I've forgotten what kind of orchid it is. I think moth orchid, but I'll let you know for sure, when the bloom opens. Found the name ! Phalaenopsis Orchid
NEW ! 12/1/2016
The previous seven flowers lived several months before they began to drop off. This time, I didn't cut off the stem and I didn't have to live with the bare stem very long. Soon, my orchid began to form new buds. This time, six flowers are forming on the old stem. And, a new stem is growing! A sign of a healthy and happy plant.