A plant will use its instinct to reproduce based on conditions/ environment that it finds a threat and so reproduction aids survival of the species or gives a better chance. Dont quite agree with the statement of 'never bloom again', there is no exact science. the information you recieved was based on either an observation or experience of their own and has somewhat concluded that it is a final outcome. More an opinion than fact, advice comes from the profferings of experience based on individ learning curves. Opinions and facts often collide. Ones skills as a grower/ horticulturist etc is applicable here. Also maturity may produce colony or colonise.
incorrect, irregular watering, feeding, temperatures (rest periods) and enviro fluctuations can influence kiki prdouction. Dend nobiles ( i think)
could be wrong at this mo with kind, will kiki if to moist and warm during cool dry rest requirement often replacing bloom in some cases but old canes shouldnt be removed unless health issue as they can reflower kikis any age or not. Phals look fab when growing babies like a spider plant, very natural in a natural themed grow area. The correct requirements etc needs etc general guidance etc if observed will not rule out poss of re bloom. An orchid will not throw all chances away and will retain itself healthy as long as permitted. In our care though some rules do apply generally but most are customized and adjusted accordingly.