Getting Phal to bloom?
It has been 5 months since the blooms on my Phal have died. When the blooms died I cut the stem but I guess I cut it too low for it to bloom again from the same stem, so the stem has died. I have just started fertilizing it with an orchid fertilizer every time I water it (which is about once every week and a half) and was instructed by a nursery that carries many orchids to place it in a shaded area of the house instead of in front of the window like I had it. I live in Kansas so it is starting to get colder. The apartment is kept around 64-66F which has cooled down from where it was normally kept. It usually gets cooler at night because we crack the window.
Is there anything else I can try to help it produce a new spike and bloom. I still have about 6in of the old spike left, but it is dead. Should I cut it down to the base and get rid of it?