We have 2 orchids that we've had for about a year now. When we purchased them they were blooming and when the flowers died off I cut the stem just below the last flowering node and put the pots in a cooler area for about 2 months and than brought them into warmer climate (following instructions suggested online for orchid care). So its been about 4-5 months and no signs of flowering...although one of the orchids has started to grow leaves from the stem!! Is that normal?
I got frustrated with the 2nd orchid and cut the stem off right near the leaves...was that a big mistake? Is it ever going to grow another shoot?
Lastly, the orhids are infested with fruit flies...there's tons of them on the orchid bark everyday, even though we kill off so many. What's the solution for getting rid of the fruit flies?
Thanks for any help you can suggest.