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    I am new to this. I now know I cut the stem too short. I cut them after the bloom all the way to the bottom. Right now I have a new leaf growing from one and no growth on the other. The leaves are nice and green and strong. I feed them when I water not over feeding. They're looking out the sliding door,sun all morning.What I need to know is will they ever bloom again?

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    Yes they will! Just be patient....often Phals are induced to bloom by lowering the temps they are exposed to for about two or three weeks. Alot of people, tired of waiting for them to bloom on their own, will take them to a room they can drop the temps in or they take them to the basement. Some phals need a temperature drop of about 15degrees at night to 55-60 F from a daytime temp. of 70-75 to simulate winter temps. As you warm them up to a normal daytime temps they initiate spikes. Growers do this by using "cold rooms". Otherwise, wait until their natural blooming time and they will bloom when they are ready. Just continue regular feedings and waterings and sooner or later, I promise, it will bloom for you. I have been at this for almost two years and some of my original Phals are spiking right now. (just be prepared, we all kill a few when we start out...it's a normal learning process with orchids...unfortunately).
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