Eventually (usually after about two to three months) all the flowers will have died off. Don’t panic! At this time, you should cut the empty stem off near the base to allow for new growth. Keep watering the plant, keep it in a well lit location, and in about four to six weeks it will begin to grow a new flower stem. If it doesn’t seem to want to sprout fresh growth, try moving it to a different position – slightly cooler, warmer, brighter, or even slightly darker – this will often stimulate the plant, nudging it into action. Because orchids originate in hot, steamy jungles they especially like bright kitchens and bathrooms because of the light and humidity.