Phalaenopsis Orchids are so pretty when they blossom. When we purchase them they are full of blossoms. The blossoms will last quite a while, up to a month. But then the blossoms fade and what you are left with is a plant with broad leaves and a green stalk(s) where the blossoms used to be. If you are patient, and tend to it then you can watch as the plant re-blooms. I took an orchid plant home and once the blooms faded I was not sure what to do. So I read different theories regarding cutting the stalks that produced the blossoms. I had two so I cut one and left one. Every 7-10 days I soaked the root ball good and let it drink for 15-20minutes then I dumped the water out of the container leaving the root ball wet and placed on a north facing window sill (indirect sun). Patiently I waited and about 9 months later the stalk I left started budding and about 2-3 weeks passed and whalaa – blossoms. It was so easy. I did not fertilize, just water + sun + a good talking to! Give it a try and see what you can grow. Mine is white, but they come in so many colors to enjoy.