I was recently given a small Phalaenopsis (Sogo Vivien?) as a gift for my vivarium. So far it has remained in its pot, with some roots draping out over the sides. It only stands about 5-6 inches off the top of the pot and bloomed a purple/white coloring. Now, however, the flowers have died and the stem looks withered, like brown and dried out.
I was under the impression that it may bloom again if I cut it back down the flower stem a bit, is that correct? I hope it isn't due to something I've done that the stem has shriveled! I should mention though that the leaves are doing very well, and a new small set has developed above the original main leaves.
And might this be a sweet heart or moth orchid? I shall try to get a pic here, but the flowers might not help the photo that much now. :/