I'm an active member in the Dog categories but hope someone can advise me about a houseplant orchid. I am really not into house plants, this was a gift. I have struggled with it budding but the buds falling off before they flower. I water once a week, let it drain so it isn't sitting in water. It sits in a light spot but not in direct sun. No draughts. I have just come back from a 10 day break and on the end of the flowering stem, it looks like leaves are developing. Should I let them or is this the time to cut the stem back to the base?