Step 1. Cut back your stems
Prune back your stem or stems if you have a double-stem orchid to about 1cm above the second nodule (or where the second flower along sat) with clean scissors or blade. This gives your plant two chances to re-stem (as it re-stems from the nodule of a past flower) from the healthiest part of the plant’s older stem.
Step 2. Give only a little water
Orchids dont actually need a lot of water, in fact water can be more detrimental to them than not enough. Give your orchid half a cup a month and let it fully drain.
Step 3. A little bit of Light
Orchids can be temperamental when it comes to light and heat. Preferring an indirectly lit spot with high humidity great areas for your orchid is in the bathroom with diluted light through frosted windows or near a window with filtered light through a blind.
Step 4. Be Patient
Let your orchid do it’s thing. You might worry that it will never re-shoot and then a day or two later a new stem will spring. This new stem will grow really rapidly and buds will form even more quickly. Before too long you’ll be enjoying fresh blooms and then once gone, you can start the exciting process again.
Once you find the perfect spot for your Orchid you’ll be able to get new blooms two to three times a year, making it a fantastic plant to keep around.