Orchid help - flowering
I'm new to gardening, and I received a beautiful moth orchid as a present back in June.
After it had finished flowering, I followed some advice online and cut the flower stem back to a node as it was going brown.
I moved house 2 months ago and had the perfect spot for it on my east facing windowsill and it seems to love it! It's roots and leaves grew very quickly so I repotted it as it had outgrown the tiny pot it came in.
It is still budding new roots and leaves currently, but I haven't seen any sign of it growing a flower stem. Does it usually take a long time? How can I tell if it is a new root or flower stem? Is there anything I can do to help it along?
I've attached some pictures, red arrow shows old flower stem.
You will know when you have a new flower stem as it looks very different from the roots. I move my orchids into a cool room once flowering is over and with patience they do flower again though often not as showy as the original flowers. Repotting usually encourages root growth initially and so delays flowering.
The flower stem is brown and therefore dead. It will produce a new stem eventually, I would expect it to flower again about ten months after the last flowers. Flower stems look quite different from the roots and grow from higher up, you will not be in any doubt when a new one grows.